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This Year’s H3N2 Virus “Tough”, Causes Epidemic But Not “Cytokine Storm”

The USA and several parts of the world are being ravaged by the H3N2 virus, a particularly nasty version of the seasonal flu that has reached epidemic proportions in many areas. We are starting to see articles in the prepper… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Three Things to Know About This “Bad Flu Vaccine Year”

There’s a lot of talk going around about the “bad” flu vaccine this year.  (For example, in this story from the Quincy Herald-Whig) . What’s that actually mean, and how does it affect your prepping? What ‘a bad flu vaccine year’… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: How to Not Be a Casualty in the Next Great Flu Epidemic

 As we were tending the flowers at the memorial of the WWI soldier, I read his mother’s heart-breaking inscription.  Died in Nov, 1917, of pneumonia, in Ft. Riley, KS.  43 days a soldier.  I realized I was tending the memorial… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Should Preppers In Particular Get A Flu Shot?

  There are two different sorts of flu outbreak to think about:  Seasonal flu and pandemic flu.  Seasonal flu strains circulate yearly, and it’s these that the flu vaccines regularly offered help protect against.  Are those flu vaccines worth getting? … Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: What Would I Do, If It Were the Flu?

Why are people so concerned when it’s just a flu virus? And not even a flu virus that currently exists, at that?  Of all the “Stuff hits the fan, it reaches even down here to rural Missouri, and help is… Continue Reading

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Podcast: How Not To Die In The Coming Great Pandemic

Spice & Salty tear into pandemics, using the 1918 “Spanish” Flu epidemic as an example. Spice, an expert in pathophysiology, spills the beans about the spread & science behind killer pandemics, and how to protect yourself and your loved ones.… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: How to not be a statistic in the next great epidemic

Epidemic disease is near the top of my Most Likely list For Majorly Bad Widespread Events. Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, ill with Spanish influenza at a hospital ward at Camp Funston via Wikipedia. Why? We (humans) have had them many… Continue Reading