In case of apocalypse, here’s how to make penicillin in your kitchen

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By: Dr. Bones

From: Doom and Bloom

Hey Prepper Nation, 

Accumulating medications may be simple when it comes to finding aspirin and other non-prescription drugs but prescription drugs will be hard to get for those who can’t write their own prescriptions or don’t have a relationship with an understanding physician who can.  Antibiotics are a case in point.

I consider this a major issue because there will be a much larger incidence of infections when people have to fend for themselves, and injure themselves as a result.  Simple cuts and scratches from chopping wood can begin to show infection, in the form of  redness, heat and swelling, within a relatively short time.   Treatment of infections at an early stage improves the chance that they will heal quickly and completely.  However, many preppers, being the rugged type, are most likely to ignore the problem until it get much worse and spreads to their entire body, causing problems that could eventually be fatal. Having antibiotics readily available would allow them to deal with the issue until medical help (if available at all) arrives. Continue reading

New Ebola Cases May Soon Reach 10,000 a Week, Health Officials Predict

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From: The New York Times

UNITED NATIONS — Schools have shut down, elections have been postponed, mining and logging companies have withdrawn, farmers have abandoned their fields. The Ebola virus ravaging West Africa has renewed the risk of political instability in a region barely recovering from civil war, United Nations officials said Tuesday, hours after the World Health Organization reported that new cases could reach 10,000 a week by December — 10 times the current rate. Continue reading