UPDATE 31 Jan 2020:
We’ve learned that, in Chicago, there is a case of human to human transmission of the virus. W.H.O. declared an emergency.
Today I read.
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte says the first two coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the country and all air traffic has been blocked between Italy and China
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) January 30, 2020
___ Originally Published on: Jan 28, 2020
A little anxiety can create clear thinking. A lot of anxiety can cause paralysis. We need information to help us game things out in our heads, which ought to be a constant, commonsense, practice of situational awareness.
I’ve been a reader of dystopian novels for some time, though I had taken a bit of a break. They help you game things out. I’m now calling back to mind some books that dealt with pandemics as one of the SHTF scenarios.
You can get these on Kindle, my reader of choice especially for current events books or just entertainment. Great for travel. And you can search the books. Moreover, they don’t gather dust in stacks around my apartment.
First, there’s one from the writer of Dune, Frank Herbert. A truly creepy scenario.
The White Plague
There is another dated book by Stephen King
Closer to our own calendar date
THE JAKARTA PANDEMIC: A Modern Thriller (Alex Fletcher Book 1) by Stephen Konkoly.
This next fellow, Bobby Akart, writes without strong language, vulgarities or sexual innuendo. He wants young people also to be able to read.
Pandemic: Beginnings: A Post-Apocalyptic Medical Thriller Fiction Series (The Pandemic Series Book 1)
The Plague by Albert Camus
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Executive Orders by Tom Clancy
With Kindle Unlimited you can read lots of books for free.
I once heard an interview with someone from the CDC, who talked about cycles of pandemics. He said that we are way over due, in the cycles of these outbreaks. He commented that, were a bad one to break out, we will be totally overwhelmed. The image he used was “stacking bodies like cord wood”.
In any event,
GO TO CONFESSION.