The Coronavirus Preparedness Handbook: How to Protect Your Home, School, Workplace, and Community from a Deadly Pandemic

The Coronavirus Preparedness Handbook: How to Protect Your Home, School, Workplace, and Community from a Deadly Pandemic

by Tess Pennington
The Coronavirus Preparedness Handbook: How to Protect Your Home, School, Workplace, and Community from a Deadly Pandemic

The Coronavirus Preparedness Handbook: How to Protect Your Home, School, Workplace, and Community from a Deadly Pandemic

by Tess Pennington

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Overview

 Life-Saving COVID-19 Information: Quarantines, Lockdowns, Face Masks, Immune Support, Food Readiness, Sanitation, and More

The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, started in Wuhan, China. Shortly thereafter, 11 million people in Wuhan and 57 million people in other regions of China were under lockdown. But that was half a world away and couldn’t happen here. On March 7, 2020, less than 90 days after the initial Wuhan outbreak, 16 million people in Italy were put on lockdown. How many of these people put on lockdown were prepared? Are you prepared?
 
The Coronavirus Preparedness Handbook by Tess Pennington will prepare you for whatever may happen in your region. Find life-saving information, including everything you need to know about:
  • Preparing for quarantine
  • When to release someone from isolation
  • Choosing face masks, respirators, and gloves
  • Creating a medical supply chest
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Stocking your pantry
  • Sanitation tips
  • Communicating during lockdown
  • Preparing your community and schools
  • And more!
From a description of the virus and how to prevent yourself from getting the virus to the supplies you should have in your house in case of a lockdown, this book will prepare you for all possibilities. 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510762572
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/31/2020
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: eBook
Pages: 216
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tess Pennington is the bestselling author of two preparedness books: The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide to Help You Through Any Disaster and The Prepper's Cookbook. Since 2007, she has focused on educating the public on topics including disaster preparedness, natural living, homesteading, emergency food pantries, food storage, and ultimately, self-reliance. She is formally trained in emergency and disaster management response with the American Red Cross. 
  
 

Table of Contents

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Introduction 1

How This Book Will Help 3

Chapter 1 Just the Facts 4

Origin of Coronavirus 4

How Do You Catch the Coronavirus? 6

What Coronavirus Is Not and the Misinformation Surrounding COVID-19 7

Symptoms of the Coronavirus 9

What Exactly Does COVID-19 Do to a Person? 10

Emergency symptoms for CHILDREN 11

Emergency symptoms for ADULTS 12

Mortality Rate and Morbidity Rate: Why Are They So Important? 12

Viral Mutations 13

Recovery Times 15

Which Is Deadlier: The Flu Or Coronavirus? 17

What the Princess Cruises Can Teach Us About COVID-19 18

Chapter 2 Pandemics: What Are They and What Can We Expect 23

What Are Pandemics 23

What Is an Epidemic? 24

What Is a Cluster? 25

What Is an Outbreak? 25

What Is a Pandemic? 25

What Is a Cytokine Storm? 25

What We Can Learn from Historical Pandemics 26

How The CDC Measures Pandemic Events 28

Pandemic Waves and Measuring Disease Progression 28

What Makes Coronavirus a Pandemic 34

Community Spread: What to Expect with Coronavirus 35

How Will the Federal, State, and Local Governments Respond? 38

Censorship of Information 40

FEMA Response Plans 43

Enforcement 44

The Final Rule for Control of Communicable Diseases 46

Societal Impact 47

Could There be a Run on Financial Markets? 51

A Breakdown of Law and Order 52

Travel Lockdown 53

An Overwhelmed Healthcare System 53

Medical Bills and Deductibles Could Be Massive 54

Electricity, Water, Sewage, Sanitation, and Internet Failures 55

It Can Happen All At Once 58

Chapter 3 Quarantine and Isolation 60

What to Expect During a Quarantine 60

Family Quarantine at Home 61

What to Expect During Isolation at a Medical Facility 66

Effects of Isolation on the Psyche 70

When to Go into a Full-On Lockdown 72

Chapter 4 Pandemic Medical Needs 76

Faulty Testing 77

Hospital Preparedness Plans 77

Containment Efforts 79

Bed Shortages 79

What Do I Do If I Become Sick With a Fast-Spreading Virus Like COVID-19? 80

When to Discontinue Home Isolation 83

Your Pandmic PPE Medical Essentials 83

Alcohol-Based Sanitizer 93

Pandemic Medical Supplies for the Home 94

Build the Ultimate One-Year Medical Supply 100

Storing Medical Supplies 102

Health 106

Herbs, Natural Remedies, and Viral Pandemics 107

Chapter 5 How to Prepare the Home for a Pandemic 115

Inform Yourself 116

Preparing the Home 118

The Sick Room 122

How to Protect Yourself in a Viral Hot Zone 126

Personal Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) 127

Critical Pandemic Supplies to Store Away 131

Water 133

Food 138

5 Delicious Meal-in-a-Jar Recipes 155

Sanitation 161

Alternative Power 165

Communication 165

Chapter 6 A Prepared Community 166

Pre-Pandemic Planning 166

Community Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) 168

Multi-Family Living During Pandemics 170

Pandemic Preparations for the Elderly 172

Pandemic Considerations for the Homeless 178

School Preparedness 180

Working in a Pandemic Scare and How to Prepare 181

Travel Bans 184

How Communities Can Move Forward After a Pandemic Ends 189

Conclusion 190

Chapter 7 What Will Our Future Look Like? 192

A Post-Pandemic World 193

Learning from the Past 195

Personal Preparedness 197

Staying Strong in the Most Difficult of Times 198

Endnotes 201

Full Pandemic Supply List 202

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