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Operation COVID-19. Then and Now. Why coronavirus is ravaging Prince George's County, a wealthy black county in Maryland


Signs, situations, and solutions are always provided
Prepare for the next ‘Perfect Storm’

Why coronavirus is ravaging Prince George's County, a wealthy black county in Maryland.  (Washington Post.  April 2020)

Note:  Workshop below.  Berwyn Heights is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Some were getting prepared and being proactive.  Others may have just deleted the message.

Solutions are available, but from experience they will not be taken unless from a source or any entity where their ‘ice is colder’ than ours and not from our own community and we continue to remain reactionary.

BEMA International

November 2019
From: Charles D. Sharp [blackemergmanagersassociation.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:18 PM
To:

Cc: '.UMCERT@gmail.com' < >; 'CERT@uppermarlboromd.gov' <CERT@uppermarlboromd.gov>; <'cert@laurel.md.us' <cert@laurel.md.us>
Subject: RE: EFFECTS OF A BIOLOGICAL PANDEMIC

Thanks.  This is needed.  Proactive approach.  I especially and hope that the importance of this is being conducted on a Sunday is communicated to others.

A hot issue that has synergy with climate change.

Senior and vulnerable population members of our communities will be greatly affected if, and when it occurs.  After it occurs reactionary approach is too late.

POD’s (points of distribution) for medication should be part of the planning for all communities.  POD food and medication may be co-located for security reasons.  Churches have also been considered as key POD locations. 

Additional funding in the planning for those seeking it……………..

Charles


From:]
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:44 AM
To:
Subject: Fwd: EFFECTS OF A BIOLOGICAL PANDEMIC”


Subject: Fwd: EFFECTS OF A BIOLOGICAL PANDEMIC”

EFFECTS OF A BIOLOGICAL PANDEMIC”
“TRAINING AND A MOVIE:  THE EFFECTS OF A BIOLOGICAL PANDEMIC”
This workshop is intended to showcase the unrealized effects a biological outbreak will have on a community and to prompt discussion amongst attendees as to what planning and preparation needs to be done beyond the basic State Health Department plans to dispense medication.

We will begin with a brief training overview of some known biological agents: their classification, signs and symptoms, and what makes them a threat.  The review will be followed by a modified-tabletop exercise using scenes from a movie that accurately depicts the ripple effects of a biological outbreak as the scenarios for our group discussions.  We will track an unknown biological agent from its initial appearance in ‘patient zero’ to its explosion as a worldwide pandemic. As the movie progresses, we will stop it, look at the events that have taken place up to that point and discuss what effect these events would have on Prince Georges County and the surrounding areas.

Who should attend this workshop? …

Government officials and other community leaders, law enforcement, fire, first responders, health department and medical personnel, business leaders, CERT members & other community response organizations … basically everyone!. 

If/when this happens, it will truly take a community working together to make it through.


If you know anybody who would benefit from this workshop please have them sign in at Eventbrite

Date And Time
Sun, December 15, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Location
Berwyn Heights Senior Center
8603 57th ave 2nd Floor
Berwyn Heights, Md 20740

April 2020
Why coronavirus is ravaging Prince George's County, a wealthy black county in Maryland

Be safe, be prepared.  Stay healthy.

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