The Coronavirus Won't Go Away for Good The coronavirus is dragging the world into a recession. Travel bans, celebrity infections, and declining stock prices are sending people into a state of panic. Efforts to contain the spread are stepping up, as more rapid tests are being developed and administered. The pharmaceutical industry is doing everything it can to develop a vaccine. That said, the process of testing and ensuring the safety of a vaccine takes months. So, the coronavirus isn't going away any time soon. Evidence suggests the coronavirus is seasonal. The warmer months may offer us reprieve from the chaos. South American countries like Argentina and Chile have a very low case … [Read more...] about Why the Second Wave of the Coronavirus Could be Worse Than the First
Biological Weapons Throughout History Biological weapons have been around for hundreds of years. One of the earliest known uses of biological weapons dates back to the 1300's during the Mongol siege of Caffa. The Mongol army catapulted dead plague-infested bodies into the port of Caffa. This war tactic didn't just frighten enemy troops; it infected them too. Most of us are familiar with the British army's use of the smallpox virus against the Native Americans during the French and Indian War. In the mid-1700's, British troops gave the Native Americans blankets infected with smallpox, which ultimately caused a full scale epidemic. Immunization prevented similar attacks, though we'll see … [Read more...] about How to Protect Ourselves from Biological Weapons
A Renewed Arms Race The US recently withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which was an arms control agreement between the US and Russia (formerly the Soviet Union) that had been in place for over 30 years. Both the US and Soviet Union had abolished intermediate-range ballistic missiles, thereby ending the Cold War arms race. While the INF had largely been adhered to for decades, Russia has allegedly been developing intermediate-range missiles over the past few years. With the decision to formally withdraw from the treaty, the US may be once again engaging in an arms race with Russia. Autonomous Weapons Tensions between the US and Russia have escalated due to … [Read more...] about The Future of Warfare
What are Bunkers? The word "bunker" originated in Germany. During WWII, bunker was a reference to military dugouts, but it has since been applied to shelters both under and above ground that serve as protection or storage spaces. Most importantly, bunkers can be used to shield us from a SHTF Event. There are various types of bunkers you can use when escaping a SHTF Event, so it's important you choose the one that suits your needs. Fallout Shelter: Fallout shelters were built by the government during the Cold War to address the nuclear fallout (radioactive material) that spreads after a nuclear explosion. While the explosion may alone be devastating, the environment is still dangerous … [Read more...] about What Bunker is Right for Me?