Pandemic survival solutions
Both of us witnessed the impacts of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, though from different perspectives. Jason was in East Asia and witnessed the fear and market collapse that happened then. He drafted this initial version of the guide. David meanwhile was in the U.S. with the Centers for Disease Control’s Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program and saw the outbreak from a public health emergency response perspective.
Fast forward to 2020 and now we have a global pandemic with effects that will change the way we work, live, and interact for some time to come. At the time of writing, some 20% of the world’s population find themselves under lockdown and the economic powerhouses of Europe and North America grapple with the realization that they are now the epicenter of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. The prospect of global economic depression looms.
While the pandemic is serious, however, we can and will get through this. This book is about more than life continuity planning for people to be able to survive and continue their lives in a practical beneficial manner. This guide is about good strategies good ideas for family health wealth mind body and soul. If we act smart and if we are willing to invest in each other, we may all come out of this situation faster — and potentially stronger.