This is a long one people – stay with me!!!
Disclaimer: These opinions are for informational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice or imply a doctor-patient relationship between the writer and the reader. The writer strongly suggests you seek modern and standard medical care whenever and wherever possible.
Currently there are roughly 317.8 million people in the US, with annual growth rate of around 300,000 plus or minus a year. 82% of the total population of the US lives in an urbanized setting (cities and suburbs).
Based upon the above numbers we can safely say that 260 million of the US population are living in an area that is supported by man-built infrastructure that requires life sustaining items (i.e. food) to be trucked into the local area. These areas also require a centralized water and sewer treatment systems for the health and welfare of all. Also, these areas require large amounts of maintenance dollars to maintain the basic transportation infrastructure.
After a bit of GESTIMATION we could possibly say that approximately 16 million out of the 317.8 million have achieved some sort of level of preparedness, roughly 5-6%. This is a lot of people, but that also leaves a little more than 300 million people in the United States that have not even begun to prepare themselves in the least.
After a major disaster or event there will be those who will suffer injuries that will require advanced “lifesaving medicines” and surgeries that will no longer be accessible. These numbers will rise sharply as the hospitals loose power and the medications dry up. There will likely be an early run on pharmacies. It would be wise to have a 3-6 month supply of all prescription medicines you may be currently taking.
It is the “lifesaving medicines” that I would like to address mainly antibiotics. Many will suffer injuries as a result of a disaster leading to life threatening bacterial illnesses. Also the potential for injuries or infections that can occur during the recovery period also must be considered.
Access to your health care provider or a hospital may be limited or non-existent for some time. If you have no access to antibiotic medications or have not stockpiled them a simple scratch to the skin could progress and could cause life a threatening bacterial infection. Proper safety, accident mitigation, and care of simple wounds with general good wound care can’t be stressed enough.
The types of antibiotics and their uses is a very broad topic. Which will not be addressed here. You are going to have to do your own research – such as go to medical/pharmacy school or consult a medical provider. The writer does not personally advocate fish/bird antibiotic use without you the reader consulting a medical provider.
So what did my cat’s Veterinarian say?
The links below provide the reader with options to learn more about use of fish/bird antibiotics.
- Fish Antibiotics in a Collapse by Dr Bones <<HERE>> (YOUTUBE)
- How do I cross reference the fish/bird antibiotics to make sure they are the right pill? <<PILL IDENTIFIER>>
- Where can I buy bird/fish antibiotics for use? <<CAMPING SURVIVAL>>
Here are a couple of links to blogs that discuss use of fish/bird antibiotics for human consumption.
SHTFblog.com (Please excuse the acronym – not mine but good article)
If you have questions I would be happy to discuss them further but again this is a very broad topic and if you purchase these antibiotics you should be consulting a doctor before their use EVERY TIME. NOTE: Use of antibiotics inappropriately can lead to bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Also those with medication allergies can develop life threatening allergic reactions if one does not understand these medicines and drug class they belong to.
Hope this helps.