LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Good: The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) was created in 1999 under President Bill Clinton to respond to the new reality of terrorism, including the first World Trade Center bombing, the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway and the Oklahoma City bombing. The repository was designed to respond to any chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threat by warehousing emergency supplies at more than 1300 locations around the country.
The Bad: More disasters. The SNS has been expanded to include natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes as well as emerging infectious diseases like Ebola or a deadly influenza epidemic. Supplies will be available for deployment in a bioterrorism or nuclear attack or against an infectious disease outbreak. Drugs such as Ciprofloxacin and vaccines for smallpox and anthrax along with antivirals for a flu pandemic are stockpiled. In a serious flu pandemic, many people get sick at the same time. Although schools, businesses, and community events will have to shut down in order to slow the spread of illness, people will have to come together in order to take advantage of the SNS system.
First Aid Global LLC carries their own comprehensive line of pandemic protection supplies that are available to both medical professionals and average families alike. Company spokesperson, Todd West says, "For those people who think there should be less government, you only have to consider the consequences of a widespread pandemic to realize that this stockpile of goods is the only measure of preparedness available to the masses. Beyond that, it is up to each of us to prepare ourselves and our families with your own stockpile of potentially necessary PPE's and drugs."
The Ugly: The problem with community-based aid in the event of an epidemic is the fact that in order to take advantage of the government's help, you have to leave the safety of your own home and expose yourself to hundreds of other people who may have already contracted a virus, leaving you vulnerable to the very disease you're trying to avoid.
"We believe it's best to be prepared so that you can be on your own if you have to be," Mr. West continues. "That's why we started http://www.ContagionSurvival.com in 2014 just before the Ebola outbreak. Having an adequate supply of survival items like food, water, first aid and personal protective equipment stockpiled in your own home is a smart idea."
SOURCE First Aid Global LLC