Plutonium Lung or Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology (look for these latter words)
"Mechanical ventilators are a critical life-saving non-pharmaceutical medical countermeasure for patients experiencing respiratory failure that could result from the consequences of a pandemic influenza, emerging infectious disease or other chemical, biological or radiological event. These events can quickly overwhelm the hospital resources of the locale and the region. In a public health emergency resulting in respiratory failure for a large number of patients, hospitals will need to surge the medical capabilities needed to provide mechanical ventilation"
Based on the solicitation, CDC wants manufactures to be able to deliver 5000 ventilators each on a non-surge capacity.The CDC also wants manufactures to address their capability to rapidly and massively increase surge production over a 12 week surge capability, including identifying raw material sources.
CDC wants all this information by March 18th.
So the following things immediately come to mind:
(1) The DOE WIPP site released a Plutonium Cloud on Valentine's Day which we calculate to have been 330,000,000 Becquerel in size, released over an approximate 30 second period in an estimated 10,000 cubic meters of air. All of which rapidly shot Northwest towards Denver. We also see a significant risk of additional explosions and more significant releases (see more info below)
(2) Pandemic H7N9 avian influenza. The Government has been prepping for H7N9 like it was the Zombie Apocalypse. REPORTED cases in China have trickled off recently; there may be another up tick tied to the their celebration of Women's Day on 3/8/14. Provided that information is not being withheld we would not expect such a pandemic till Fall 2014
(3) CDC just released an order on COTS tools to establish a TWITTER firehose, with 5 years of historical data. The demonstrated purpose was for H7N9 and MERS information Fusion. The 5 year historical legacy makes less sense for an outbreak of H7N9 or MERS this year, but it does make a lot of sense for identifying NUCLEAR and Medical bloggers of influence.
(4) Lots of the Government's prep work for Influenza and Nuclear disaster overlap. We have covered much of the Pandemic aspect this year; but the Nuke aspect has not gone unnoticed and we have referenced that the Government seems to be preparing for a Plutonium Fizzle event. The outcome from a fizzle event and the release of weapons grade Plutonium dust from the WIPP site in New Mexico share similar outcomes.
So is this prep specifically for the Nuclear event in New Mexico? We don't know. But we do know that the primary shortage tied to this year's H1N1 outbreak was a shortage of ECMO (artificial lung) machines. A technology and manpower a step above mechanical ventilators.
One thing we know for sure, it would be wise risk mitigation to be able to IMMEDIATELY escape upwind of the WIPP site within a moments notice for anyone living within a 200 mile zone. This means having a P100 mask and items to sustain comfort immediately available and transportable (along with a plan to get out).
We expect that the DOE WIPP site should be tracking levels of Hydrogen, Methane, & VOC's from increased radiolysis occurring in the WIPP mine. But, this does not mean they will alert you. DOE denied the Plutonium release for DAYS.
Alternative media is just now reporting the size of the Plutonium release, we first quantified and reported the size of that Plutonium release over 1 week ago. People did not want to believe there was a massive release because of Normalcy Bias, don't make that mistake again!
Sources:Mechanical VentilatorsSolicitation Number: 2014-RFI-16388
Pandemic Alert! CDC Desires Info On H7N9 & MERS TWEETS in Real Time AND 5 Years Historical