Your immune system is the best defense
Do you want to know the big strategy, the big picture? BE HEALTHY. If there were ever a reason to transform your health, letting go of those old, unhealthy habits and doing something positive for the future of your own health, this is as good a reason as you will find. This is a great reason! Give yourself a strong, healthy immune system, so you can survive the bird flu if it happens to come around. A strong, healthy, fully functioning immune system will absolutely give you a strong advantage over everyone else. If this thing ends up with a kill rate of 20 percent, meaning that four out of five people will survive this, you can easily be in the survival group if you take care of your health starting today.
Who will be the one out of five who won't make it? Well, it will typically be a person with a suppressed immune system -- someone who is unable to fight off viral infections, unable to hydrate themselves well, or who doesn't have good communication between the cells and organs of their body. We see these kind of people all around us today -- everyday people, who are following the standard American diet, avoiding exercise, avoiding sunlight, not drinking enough water, eating a lot of processed foods and so on.
Those people will definitely be more susceptible and, frankly, they're going to be out of luck. If this bird flu virus really hits, the hospital beds are going to be full and the drugs won't be there. Everybody will want to help you, but nobody will be able to. We just don't have that much medical bandwidth, that much capacity to treat hundreds of millions of people. We just don't have it. If this becomes a pandemic, it's up to you to take care of your own health and survive it.