While the pandemic assaults the population, stores will shut down and a devastating food crisis will rapidly develop – starving millions – even those who have escaped the deadly grasp of the virus itself.
While the current Ebola virus rages in Africa, and although the mainstream media is keeping it mostly quiet, the problems there are mounting in ways which we should take notice – because one day, a pandemic will happen here…
As fear grips the population, many will stop doing their jobs as they begin to realize that their lives will literally be in grave risk while in proximity to others.
Given our ‘just in time’ (JIT) delivery systems – especially our food chains – grocery stores will rapidly deplete their food supplies (days, not weeks).
When the truckers stop delivering, when people stop showing up for work, it’s over. It will happen faster than you think.
Excerpts from a recent news report exemplifies what will happen – and what is happening right now in Africa as a result of the Ebola virus:
The first food source that disappeared from markets was “bush meat,” meat from forest animals.
Other foods have become scarce as a side effect of efforts to keep the virus from spreading.
Governments stopped people from moving from country to country, or even from one town to another, it stopped traders from delivering food to the markets.
Imports are down. Ships are reluctant to dock in places affected by the epidemic.
The Ebola came in at a time when farmers were ready to go to the field to work together, in groups, but people now have been advised to avoid such activities. Coming together in groups could spread the disease. So essential work is not happening.
-NPR.org, A Food Crisis Follows Africa’s Ebola Crisis
When you consider the follow-on effects of a deadly pandemic such as mandatory shut-down’s, the breakdown of ‘just in time’ delivery systems, people not showing up for work, coupled with the death toll itself, there will no doubt be a food crisis during and after a Pandemic.
You can prepare for a pandemic. You will need food storage.
For prepper’s, I’m ‘speaking to the choir’, but for any of you who might happen across this article who have not yet established at least a 3-month food storage, please consider it for your own life’s sake.
Set food storage goals. 3 weeks. 3 months. 6 months. 1 year. etc.
A deadly pandemic WILL happen here. Given the 7 billion people on the planet, given our modern world of global travel, given the increase of drug-resistant strains, given the tampering with biological weaponry, given the reportedly careless activities at some of the world’s most dangerous biological labs, something is bound to happen one day.
The flu pandemic of 1918 infected half a billion people (that was way back then!) – before the days of world travel, etc.
Don’t let your normalcy bias cloud your thinking…