The Avian Flu Virus – Getting Financially Prepared

It seems that the President and Congress are finally getting the hint that the Avian Flu Virus might be something to prepare for ahead of time. Living in Japan where I’m living a lot closer to where they predict the outbreak will first occur, I’ve been thinking about how to prepare to lesson the risks of getting it. While this is for practical reasons (if several million people are going to die, I don’t want to be one of them), it also has a financial aspect to it.

For those of you who haven’t been following this story, there is a new flu virus that is currently being carried by birds in Asia. Since this is a totally new flu virus, we (as in the human race) have no i


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2 Responses to The Avian Flu Virus – Getting Financially Prepared

  1. John of Berkeley says:

    Let’s not forget, also, that it might be a good idea to have one’s estate planning in order. (In fact, it’s never too early to think of wills, estate planning, medical power-of-attorney documents, etc.) If the next pandemic is anything like the 1918-1919 influenza outbreak, in which some 40 million people (mostly young and healthy) lost their lives, then financial preparedness might involve more than just a savings cushion for two or three weeks of illness.

    It might also be a good time to review one’s life insurance needs.

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