Most preppers have plans for both emergency food storage and survival gear supplies. But it’s also important to consider stockpiling basic medications.
The health maintenance of your family and prepper group is the obvious reason for building up a store of medications. But don’t forget the value of medicines as part of your bartering strategy.
Hot and Cold survival news bits in a single post.
Two topics today:
Two questions: 1) where is the government going to stockpile these burn treatments? And 2) may I finally exhale my lung-full of global warming carbon dioxide? Please?
“The detonation of an improvised nuclear device would produce intense heat, resulting in many patients with severe burns,” says a September 30 news release from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The announcement says HHS has contracted for the development of “four novel products to treat severe thermal burns.”
The four treatments … “[will] help protect people from burn injuries resulting from radiological and nuclear threats,” HHS said.
The announcement comes at a time of heightened concern about national security in general and the threat of foreign terrorist fighters in particular.
A currently available treatment called Silverlon … is described as a “long-acting, silver-impregnated nylon bandage that can be used to cover first- and second-degree thermal burns. HHS said Silverlon could help burn patients before they get surgical treatment for their injuries in the hospital.
The other three products are being developed in federally funded clinical studies.
- NexoBrid: A topical gel made of pineapple-based enzymes and designed to dissolve the damaged or dead skin tissue to create a clean wound-bed for skin grafting.
- StrataGraft: A cell-based skin made from living human cells that could reduce the need to remove healthy skin from the victim’s own body to graft over the burned skin
- ReCell: A topical spray derived from a small sample of the patient’s own skin. This topical spray may enhance skin growth, allowing burn surgeons to use smaller skin donor grafts, and stretch grafts over a larger burn wound.
Source: Susan Jones is the excellent Morning Managing Editor for CNSNews.
As world leaders get ready to head to Paris for the latest pact on cutting CO2 emissions, it has emerged that there isn’t as much urgency about the matter as had been thought.
A team of top-level atmospheric chemistry boffins from France and Germany say they have identified a new process by which vast amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted into the atmosphere from the sea – a process which was unknown until now, meaning that existing climate models do not take account of it.
The effect of VOCs in the air is to cool the climate down, and thus climate models used today predict more warming than can actually be expected. Indeed, global temperatures have actually been stable for more than fifteen years, a circumstance which was not predicted by climate models and which climate science is still struggling to assimilate.
With the discovery of the new abiotic sea process, the idea that cutting carbon emissions may not be all that urgent is looking stronger.
The new research is published here courtesy of the learned journal Environmental Science and Technology, … the Leibniz Institute notes: “Because of the great importance this paper will be open access”. ®
Source: Lewis Page is Editor of the Register and served 11 years as a Royal Navy officer.
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