As the image above and those interspersed within this article, shows, the National Guard has been spotted in Baltimore, Maryland, as their tanks roam the streets after the announcement of the second death caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
While the DHS is refuting claims of the federally mandated nationwide lockdown plan, individual states and/or cities are implementing their own "martial law' type measures. California, Illinois, and New York, were some of the first to issue stay-at-home orders, meaning to shelter-in-place, with exemptions for grocery stores and pharmacies. Multiple states have activated or put on standby their National Guard in preparation for locking down other cities and/or whole states.
Governors across the country continue to deploy Guard troops in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 3,000 have been activated in nearly 30 states to help with efforts to contain the outbreak.
Troops in New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Michigan, among other states, are supporting relief efforts. Their mission includes disinfecting public spaces, distributing food, assisting with transportation and logistical support of health officials, and collecting and delivering samples, the Guard said in a news release.
We could probably go on all day with updates, numbers that change before we can even hit the publish button, what actions which cities/states are taking and when, along with each setting up their own rules and regulations, but the point for the purpose of this article, is the lockdown hasn't just begun, it is here already.
Sure some states will be slower in mandating common sense, meaning forcing people to self-isolate themselves in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, because many simply refuse to stop partying in groups, but at this point, seeing the fast movement along those lines, we can safely assert that the lockdown is here.
SURVIVING THE LOCKDOWN
I can hear people now, at least the type of people suffering an outbreak of stupidity, worried so much about buying toilet paper they skipped stocking up on food. Then they decided "OH MY I have to eat" and ran back to the store to find empty shelves.
(Colorado) - Click image to enlarge
(Colorado) - Click Image to enlarge
Hmmmmmm.... maybe, just maybe, they should have started with the food. Little bit extra here, little bit extra there, adds up pretty fast, doesn't empty the shelves and helps build a nice little storage for tough times, or to prepare to shelter-in-place.
Had they done so instead of freaking out about a "toilet paper shortage" that was not real until they freaked out about it, causing store shortages, then they wouldn't be freaking out today about food.
Those that want to live are either already prepared to self-isolate to keep themselves healthy, or will have to learn to survive. Or, just prepare to die.
What do I mean about learning to survive? Look at the image directly above. Column after column after column of empty frozen pizza shelves.
Pizza. Sure it tastes good, but how many meals can it be stretched into? How much room do those big boxes take up in the frreezer? How much more meat and other items that can be used for a meal that can be eaten twice or three times, cannot fit into your freezer because .....PIZZA!!
Look, I have no issue with a little comfort food in hard times, everyone needs that one item that will just make them feel better, whether it is healthy, smart or not. But look at those empty containers, that is not just a purchase here or there. At least the people that practically emptied the meat aisle in the image above the empty pizza shelves, are planning meals.
Simply put, brains are a requirement for survival. With some estimates being weeks, other months, and some on the high end thinking these lockdowns could last 18 months, people had better start using those brains for something other than denial and making stupid decisions.
Another thing we are noting is that people are very relieved that grocery stores and pharmacies will be staying open, and the lockdowns are exempting food or medication runs. It is great that people will be able to get food, when and if it gets restocked, but those stores will also become some of the only places left to spread the virus.
Most Americans do not have more than a weeks worth of food and I am being generous saying a whole week, many have less. Each and every time they are forced to go to the grocery store, they risk exposing themselves to someone else and either catching the virus or spreading it.
A little common sense goes a long way. Since it is too late for those Americans to become "preppers" and have enough in their stores to survive for months without leaving their homes, they should at least be taking some basic precautions.
Wear Gloves When Out: Although many stores are sold out and being emptied as quick as they can restock, there are still some available. For those that cannot get any gloves generally used by medical professionals, look in your first aid kits, they usually have a pair or three. While it is not optimal, soaking them in antiviral soap may be a good idea if you need to reuse them.
We have gone over this previously, but it is worth reminding ourselves that while many stores are also out of face masks, we can also make our own.
Wash Hands After touching Anything From Outside Your Home: You go to the grocery store, you find something in stock that you want, you grab it....mostly without thinking about how many other people touched it recently, whether to look at it, or even to stock it.
Barring the use of gloves for whatever reason, you haven't made them yet or couldn't find any, carrying an antiviral soap around, one that doesn't require rinsing with water, can be used while shopping, after shopping, or after you put your items away at home. Or, preferably, all three.
We use two-thirds 190 Grain alcohol, and one-third aloe. Mix well and pour into bottles. The recipes found online usually use 91-99% regular alcohol, but some stores have been running out of that as well, so using an extraordinarily strong grain is a substitute that works well and dries fast.
Get As Much As You Can Online: If it can be bought online rather than having to physically go to the store, then order it. Prime Pantry recently stopped taking Pantry orders from their Prime Pantry, but they still have quite a bit of food items still in stock, or with a delivery date earlier enough to get it delivered before you run out of your stored foods. Take the same type of precautions. Have them leave it outside, wear gloves when opening, or use your antiviral soap after opening, toss the packaging into the garbage outside, then bring the item into the home.
The point is the lockdown is here, and it is going to get worse. Those not already prepared to survive an extended length of time in self-isolation, better learn how to survive it fast, or might as well just prepare to die.
Not from the virus, but from utter stupidity stemming from either denial, lack of common sense, or for having allowed the MSM to turn them into mindless sheep that do not know how to survive without someone holding their hand.
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