Operation Dark Winter

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Operation Dark Winter

Postby Kavorkian » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 pm

So a few years ago John Hopkins Center for Civilian BioDefense along with the collaboration of several government agencies ran a simulation on how the country would react in the event of a bio-attack on US soil. Its a little dated now but still provides some interesting insights into the ability of the government and the reaction of the population. The scenario involved the release of smallpox in three cities during the holiday season. I attached a link to the PDF script they used for the simulation. In a Zpoc i imagine the results would be similar if not worse. Its an interesting read for sure. A few things that stood out to me

-It takes less than a week for the outbreak to spread from three states into 13 states.
-By week two its spread to 25 and over a thousand dead.
-The healthcare industry gets overwhelmed rather quickly and the local doctors and nurses are inadequately or poorly trained to handle unknown or rare diseases.
-This happened with an outbreak on something we have actually have vaccine for and not some unknown pathogen. Its horrifying to think of what would happen with a new bug.



http://www.upmchealthsecurity.org/our-work/events/2001_dark-winter/Dark%20Winter%20Script.pdf
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Re: Operation Dark Winter

Postby zombreach » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:19 am

The scary part of this is that small pox is a known disease and yet it spread so rapidly in their scenario. I could not even imagine the results if the disease was unknown and its vector for transmission was a mystery.
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Re: Operation Dark Winter

Postby Kavorkian » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:21 pm

Yeah scary right? I'm a firm believer that if we ever have anything remotely deadly shit will hit the fan quick.
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Re: Operation Dark Winter

Postby Bob » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:49 am

It will be the liberal releasing it to punish the right for electing Trump.
Then they will demand it be cured.
Then they will blame the conservatives.
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Re: Operation Dark Winter

Postby zombreach » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:23 am

Bob, you are so bad!
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Re: Operation Dark Winter

Postby Bob » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:35 pm

I know.
But that is why y'all love me.
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Re: Operation Dark Winter

Postby zombreach » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:50 pm

I have a question for you guys. I recently watched a video where this guy referred to the Trump protesters as "Snowflakes" and "Glass-lickers". What the hell do those names mean? Honestly, they don't sound like insults.
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Re: Operation Dark Winter

Postby Kavorkian » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:21 pm

I have no clue what a glasslicker is. As for a snowflake it's referring to the generation of kids after the Millennial Generation. They turned 18 after 2010. They call them snowflakes because theyve been coddled and sheltered to the point they think they're all special and unique "snowflakes"
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Re: Operation Dark Winter

Postby Bob » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:53 pm

I had to look up Glass-Licker.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... ass-licker
glass-licker
a stupid person
Why do they tint the windows on the short bus? So you don't have to watch the kids licking the glass.
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