Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, nor?easters, terrorist activities, avian flu? the list seems endless. One disaster (or the threat of one) after another. When such situations occur, people can react in one of two major ways. For some, they will be overwhelmed and unable to cope. For others, they may not be happy but they can cope and rise above the problems. What?s the difference? Most likely it has to do with being prepared for whatever the disaster may be. In being prepared you are more likely able to handle the possible troubles and being prepared also means that you have taken whatever control you can over the situation. Paul Purcell is the author of a book called ?Disaster Prep 101? and he is also the guest of Chuck Harder on Chuck?s show For the People. They spend some time talking about avian flu. Purcell recommends using the acronym GERM to help you remember what to do if avian flu arrives. And if you should face quarantine then you also need to prepare for cabin fever as well. Purcell believes the greatest threat, however, comes from the bureaucracy in the Beltway because economic factors will outweigh potential deaths in taking the proper steps be taken to stop the influx of contaminated people from other countries. Oh, and to find out what GERM stands for,
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