Inside the Survivalist Bunker Where Some Wealthy People Hope to Ride Out Coronavirus | Vanity Fair
The coronavirus seems to be highly contagious. A lot of government agencies are very concerned. I’m concerned about how concerned the people get. I believe the threat will come from mass hysteria more than the actual virus. If all of a sudden there’s quarantines being thrown out, whether it’s overkill or not, quarantine means shelves empty, people getting angry, lawlessness on the streets. Things can get crazy. That’s more a concern than the virus itself.
I’m staying highly alert. I’m watching how long it takes different areas to call a quarantine, travel bans, to see if shelves are emptying with supplies. My threat index in terms of continuity of business, family, if all of a sudden, I can’t conduct business, then I will head out to a nice staycation at one of the facilities, probably Larry’s because it’s biologically fortified. And I’ll bring my team and we’ll have fun in a triple-A facility and watch movies and go to the water park and have a great time. And I won’t have to worry about that because I have that facility.
Isn’t it nice that the rich and privileged (usually white) folks have all of the money and resources to ride out whatever pandemic or epidemic in their isolated, gated or guarded mansions, bunkers or hideaways, far from the hustle and bustle of crowded inner city public transport and public housing, where social distancing is not possible?
Essential workers are forced to work or starve to death, but the rich, usually white folks get to live on sprawling estates where they can afford to test for Coronavirus daily.
Meanwhile half the worlds population tries to survive on 2 dollars per day, without running water, refrigerators, electricity, and no money for masks. If they do not work or sell their wares in crowded public markets which they get to with crowded public transport, they starve.
Half the world (4 billion people) cannot follow these 1 percent, top down ‘orders’ to isolate, mask up, or wash hands frequently.
What could go wrong with this global experiment where the entire healthy population of the world is being put under house arrest?
This experiment has never been done before in human history, for any previous pandemic or epidemic.. Why is it being done now, especially when half the world cannot even follow these orders?