The last few links have been to the same website, well I found something useful on there, in addition to Mr. Finnegan's politics and exposure of corruption. It 's a really long article about diseases.
Living as he has in tropical countries, he has experienced several variants of Montezuma's Revenge, or the Crawling Crud. Listed in the story are the medicines he took that made him get better.
Such advice could also apply to a temperate zone in a grid-down situation, where the sewer system stops working etc. Of special note is what to do when you don't have toilet paper. You should keep your butt as clean as possible at all times. You'll have to figure out how to do that without toilet paper, but going poopy is just not an option if you don't want to get real sick real fast.
Kinda makes a case for stocking up on toilet paper. Even if Armageddon never happens, you'll still use it, and it doesn't go bad unless you drop it somewhere nasty or leave it out in the rain. Also you can use toilet paper in homemade gas masks and those oil filters I mentioned about a week ago.
Another thing I saw in this rather long article was, if you can get a small tank of oxygen now and put it up, then if people start getting the flu or something like it with respiratory distress, even though it's not the same as being on a respirator, it might be just that added boost that could save your life. If everyone gets the flu at once, there won't be enough respirators to go around.
He gives this warning about Tamiflu: "Tamiflu has a history of causing
hallucinations and has been blamed for suicides. Only use it under the
supervision of a doctor or in a dire emergency."
He also warns, if there's any kind of dire epidemic going around, you're best to get out of town and go somewhere isolated where you can avoid human contact until it runs its course. If you're with a group that does this and someone gets sick, you will have to isolate them somehow, plus anyone who is caring for them.
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