Sometimes knowing exactly what questions to ask during a health disaster, especially if there is a lot of panic at the time, is difficult.
Given the circumstances surrounding most health disasters, the best way to proceed is to find the answers to the following four crucial questions so you can proceed and do what you need to.
The problem is most people will scramble and panic.
As a survivalist, you need to stay calm, use logic and your skills to survive.
What To Do First During A Health Disaster
Do your research quickly, read the news, listen to the radio, or other reliable news sources in order to bring yourself up-to-date on the current threat.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the four essential questions to ask during a health disaster.
These questions need an immediate answer.
What Is The Threat?
The most important question to ask is what type of health crisis are you looking at?
As with most important questions, the answers can be found by asking other questions and finding answers to those first.
- Is chemical warfare part of the threat?
- Is it a disease like Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)?
- How many people are infected?
- Is there a treatment available?
- What are the authorities recommending that you do?
When you have the answers to these questions, you will have a rough idea of the type of threat you are facing.
Determine Your Health Risk
This is the second most important question to answer, is what is your health risk?
- Is it an airborne disease? If it is, almost everyone is at risk.
- If you live in an urban area like a city, you are at a higher risk.
- If you are in a rural area, you will be much safer.
- How fast is the disease spreading?
If the authorities have the situation under control and have quarantined the affected people, your risk of getting the disease will be lower.
However, there may be are other factors to think about, such as whether you need to go to work.
The higher your exposure to the other people, the greater the risk of you contracting the disease will be.
Make your decisions wisely to lower your potential infection risk.
Are You Prepared For This Particular Health Disaster?
All these items will be very useful, especially in the event there is a mandatory quarantine.
Your goal should be to isolate yourself from society so that you minimize your exposure to the virus that is going around.
If you are an expert survivalist with wilderness survival skills, you may choose to bug out in the wilderness so you are far away from society for a few weeks while the contagion runs rampant.
If you have a backup plan and have a homestead in some remote location, you can stay there until authorities get control of the situation.
Your level of disaster preparedness will determine your course of action.
The better prepared you are, the more flexibility and freedom you will have and the safer you will be.
Are Any Of Your Family Members Infected?
If one of your family members is infected, the entire situation will change because they will need medical care at the hospital, or if they are staying at home, someone will need to care for them while they are isolated.
As a family, you will be less mobile because you will have to bring the infected person with you wherever you go.
Bugging out in the wilderness will not be an option because it is will not be as comfortable as being at home and can be stressful to someone who is already sick.
Make your plans accordingly.
To conclude, the answers to these four questions will help you to decide what your best option is so you can proceed with it quickly and logically.
Don’t panic and despair.
If you’re not infected, you still can get away and stay safe.