Yes, I was in fact reading up on Pandemic risks specifically the 2014 World Development Report. Why? Have you not read any of my posts before? OK just set that aside will you. That lead me to doing my standard checks on local area outbreaks in the online tracking systems through the CDC and WHO. Appears my Area of Responsibility is relatively clear today and only reporting Equine Herpesvirus near me. Bad day for the horse swinger scene but relatively calm for me. So I was thinking all is well so let’s get some range time in to prepare for the inevitable Zombie menace. Oh no……….. I ran across the “Powassan Virus” cropping up in Connecticut:
Ticks in the area have been found to carry a rare, potentially life-threatening, virus, even worse than Lyme disease.Doctors have warned that the “Powassan Virus” is a rare tick-borne illness and could be serious, and has no treatment or cure.”The doctor just has to support you during that acute illness and hope that you survive,” said Dr. Daniel Cameron of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He said that if someone is bitten by an infected tick, they can get the virus within a matter of minutes.
WTF?! “The doctor just has to support you during that acute illness and hope that you survive,”. Oh hell no. Time to bust out the old napalm on Connecticut. Sure there’s 3.5 million folks in the state but well screen out who we can in 48 hours before the bombers arrive. Maybe take them offshore via the Naval Submarine Base in New London to a quarantine site. We gotta nip this shit in the bud. Summer is coming and I need to be out and about on my property for beers and BBQing without wearing a hazmat suit to defend against a super mutant zombie Powassan ticks. Frak that. Goodby Connecticut. After we burn you out, effectively erasing the state completely, we can finally make Puerto Rico a state without having to worry about how to put another star onto the flag without it looking all lopsided and jacked up.