Beginning of Russian Pandemic, 2011, Brainstorm between Michele and I:
Michele: panicked people get careless
me: Lets create cla**** for how to make a phone tree
11:02 PM and spread the through the countryside by using Ushahidi
Michele: ok. those are useful, but remember to have bounce back links in case someone remote can't answer because in distress
11:03 PM me: Agreed
Who can we start with?
11:04 PM Someone has to start teaching
Michele: will be entire country?
or just one city/rural area?
me: Its already in the major cities (wink)
11:05 PM Michele: ok, but those with must teach those without.
me: We need to get the word out to the country side. Lets mobilize using face book.
Michele: start in Vladivostok, teachers to inland to train community leaders and youth guides.
facebook is good. also I think universities have web links.
11:06 PM so can "big brother/big sister" universities with a 'family' of lower-tier schools.
me: Ok, you contact some university leaders, I will contact some students, and we will meet in the middle
11:08 PM Michele: ok. Also, medical depts of each region contact med depts in
universities, which should contact medical personnel on ground in
countryside. The med workers handle elderly, special needs, etc. School
head/principals coordinate with town officials, pass knowledge along
via phone tree.
11:09 PM me: sounds good, very organic, and students can fill in the gaps. drive, deliver goods to sick people
11:11 PM Michele: yes. and oversee volunteering for food prep, too. I thought (for mine,
would work in Russia too) that restaurants should agree to prep food in
event of quarantines, for clean prep/delivery; stores should agree to
post available goods, anticipated delivery of new, in order to quell
11:12 PM and if/when any one/group is quarantined, the food/water issue is taken
care of... can also use community center/school kitchens for group food
prep (usually stainless steel/sterile)
11:13 PM because no one remembers food borne illness exascerbates any biohazard there is.
me: Lets make it happen!