For many years now, people have been talking about what would happen if another global pandemic were to occur. This kind of global catastrophe is already happening right now on a smaller scale with the AIDS virus, and has definitely happened in recent history with the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu. The 1918-1919 Spanish Flu, which was less than 100 years ago, infected over 500 million people across the globe and ended up killing 50-100 million of them. The death toll came to a total of 3-5% of the world’s population!
And if you want to talk about the most recent pandemic scares, you’ve probably heard of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus that was declared a national emergency by President Barack Obama. And although the H1N1 Swine Flu wasn’t nearly as catastrophic as the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu and definitely not on the same scale as the tragic Black Death of Europe, it really made people aware and afraid that a deadly global pandemic could happen again at any time!
And, if you look at the global pandemic history of plagues and outbreaks, like me, you’ll logically come to the conclusion that being prepared for something like this in advance through stocking up on emergency supplies would actually be a wise idea. And to further inform you about what has happened throughout history, just take a look at this list of pandemics that have broken out and wiped out huge portions of the population:
Cholera – Deaths in India between 1817 and 1860 are estimated to have exceeded 15 million persons. Another 23 million died between 1865 and 1917. In total, there has been 7 pandemics involving Cholera throughout recorded history. The last one, scarily enough, was in 1962-1966 in the USSR.
Influenza – According to documented statistics, Influenza has quite a history with causing death and destruction on a mass scale. The very first recorded Influenza pandemic was in 1580. Since that time, there has been various forms of Influenza outbreak, as the virus comes in many forms. There has been the Russian Flu, which killed about 1 million people. There has been the Spanish Flu, which we mentioned above. There’s also been the Asian Flu and Hong Kong Flu, both of which were responsible for killing millions of people on a global scale.
Epidemic Typhus – Also called “camp fever”, this disease killed millions in Russia between 1918-1922. Also during World War II, Typhus killed many within the Nazi concentration camps.
Smallpox – During the 20th Century, smallpox was one of the biggest pandemics ever. The smallpox spread like wildfire and was responsible for killing 300-500 million people globally. Even as recently as the 1950′s, cases of smallpox were occurring at a rate of 50 million people across the world each year! It has since been eradicated entirely thanks to government vaccination campaigns.
And that’s just the short list! There has been many other pandemics that have occurred throughout history: Measles, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Malaria, Yellow Fever, and more! The chances of another massive pandemic becoming a reality is quite frighteningly and statistically probable!
The Time To Prepare Is Now
This page isn’t meant to frighten you, but the truth is the truth! The time to prepare for catastrophic situations is now! Not right after a catastrophe happens, because even the online stores will be completely sold out of survival gear. It makes the most sense to stock up on essential gear, food, and clothing now, so that if an emergency situation does happen in your life, you’ll be ready to face it head on!