Covid 19 & Next Pandemic Preparedness – Data Gathering
The Covid 19 Problem has caused a great disruption to the entire US Economy, but more to the point it has highlighted some discrepancies in our preparedness posture. The simple fact that N95 masks are not available in so many areas, indeed in Hospitals indicates a necessary reworking of the SNS – Strategic National stockpile numbers of equipment and medicines.
The United States reliance on China and other countries for necessary Drugs would indicate a Necessity, as opposed to a luxury of producing medicines here in the US. I invite everyone to post ideas here for improving the posture of the US for future pandemics and other Bio security incidents. It should be noted that a simple agrosecurity incident could strain our food production, and an actual terrorist attack with a Bio weapon would cause even more disruption and casualties. The Nightmare scenario that comes to mind would be a simultaneous Terrorist attack while we are battling Covid 19, or after. I have offered 5 ideas below for an improvement to the readiness to the US posture.
#1 – Tripling the N95 masks and other PPE equipment in the SNS
#2 – Immediate work on producing the United States entire Drug needs within our borders
#3 – Increasing our work on Vaccines and Immunity enhancing Drugs and or Therapies
#4 – Better Screening at airports for incoming foreign travelers
#5 – More Mobile Military Hospitals, IE – Hospital Ships, and assets to battle Bio warfare casualties
Thank you all for any ideas and Data offered DFAULKNER
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