This is a very good video, from the OZSAGE website at You can follow them at @RealOzSAGE.

You want to do something positive? Start a #VentilationRevolution. We are coming into summer.

Go on, do it. Open up a window.
2/ If you're a disabled person or run a service, think about buying a hepafilter or installing another type of mechanical ventilation device.

If you're poor and live in a community with crowded housing, work out how you can change that. We need to live differently.
3/ All these entitled manbabies with umbrellas (for some reason, the umbrellas in Melbourne amused me a great deal) crying about their fresh air - my loves, there is fresh air in your back yard or balcony. There is not special fresh air on the beach, no matter what Bolt says.
4/ Adapt & survive. Think about the bubbles you are in right now. This thing travels in the air. Think about all those horror movies you watched, where the monster was invisible.

The way you protect yourself from this is by knowing your risk & how to protect you and your family.
5/ You're bored on your couch at home? Start watching Preppers. Think about what you can do to keep yourself safe. Distraction isn't working any more and you're all going mad.

We mad people know about this stuff. Listen to us. You can only distract yourself for so long.
6/ None of you are baking sourdough any more, right? Or drawing chalk rainbows in the street. You're all down to bawling over your forced solitude. Ironically, some disabled people are doing better than others mentally, because we have always been segregated from the rest of you.
7/ Adapt and survive. You can still connect, just in different ways. It's something that we have learned over a lot of years.

Here are some tips.

1. There are prepper communities. If the man of the house (ha!) insists on being a man, encourage him to think about being heroic.
8/ But in a different way. He can learn to can fruit (one step from baking sourdough) and store it for the apocalypse, which many of you are in right now. Get your body healthy, anti vaxxers, sure, but also obey the public safety orders. Doctors know better than you.
9/ Here's a tip from the Prepared - which is actually about emergency preparedness.

Start thinking about this, because this is what will keep your bodies and mind safe.…
10/ 'The whole point of prepping is to reduce the chances of major life disruptions and to better recover from disruptions when they do happen.'

'Even something as simple as a fire extinguisher counts — the vast majority of prepping has nothing to do with bunkers and bullets!'
11/ Stay or go kits for people who find themselves in a hotspot area - this is not a terrible idea for those who need support but cannot get live in support.

The irony that the conspiracy theorists may keep us safe is not lost on me. There are a squillion prepping sites.
12/ Be Prepared was the Scouting motto. Plan. Plan like your life depends on it, because it does.

These are good principles. Image
13/ 1. Save money, get healthy. That makes sense but is hard to do right now. Harder to do in a recession, though. That pandemic garden you started? Grow it back. You might need it. And you'll lose some weight and feel healthier if you need to.
14/ Number 2 is self explanatory in a lockdown. And number three might also mean making sure you have the ability to stay home at a moment's notice - bug in bags, if you like. But also keeping a mask and hand sanitiser handy in all the places - your bag, your glovebox.
15/ Learn core skills - do you know how to make hand sanitiser and know what will keep you safe? There is not a silver bullet, you know. Ozsage has a bunch of information about ways to keep you safe. There are things you know that others don't. How could you work from home?
16/ We disabled people have known this forever. That our peer communities are safe and that others are not always safe. We know how to live with oppressive segregation and isolation. It takes a different kind of strength. Learn about Buddhism. Practice meditation.
17/ Share and recruit. Start an online community. Share what you've learned with others. You all started off well, but giving up some of your privilege hurt you, especially if you worked for it. Recruit others to your way of thinking. Keep each other safe.

Value life.
18/ So many of us have been in a depressed holding pattern. That is not working for any of us. We need to start changing the way we live.

Change is hard and humans are resistant to it.

Get excited about pandemic prepping. Start change within your own home.

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Some hints for bitter pretenders. I am feeling charitable.

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Two young people in their twenties. 24 people in 24 hours.
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