In what areas of our planet can survive the epidemic of the deadly disease?
In the early XX century due to the epidemic of Spanish flu killed more than 100 million people. It would seem that due to the active development of medicine large-scale disasters such as epidemics of so-called "Spanish flu" of humanity is not terrible, but it is not so. Any deadly disease could spread across the planet at any time, so scientists from New Zealand decided to find out, the inhabitants of which countries are best protected against possible epidemics. According to them, at the moment on our planet there are at least three places where you can survive in the event of a large-scale spread of the deadly disease. Residents of these areas will be able to fully restore the modern technological civilization.
The epidemic of the deadly disease can begin at any time
Here's how you think, what features should be in place, fully protected from the large-scale epidemics? The first thing that comes to mind - it's isolation from all other continents, where infection infected people live. Distant from continents the small island would serve as an excellent refuge from contagious diseases. However, there is hardly possible to find a sufficient number of accommodation of mineral resources and the people who are well versed in technology. But these two factors are very important for the full restoration of civilization, in the case of death of most of the world's population.
The safest place in the event of an epidemic
Based on the foregoing, New Zealand scientists did not even consider small islands as a possible refuge during epidemics. Attracted the attention of researchers, independent states that have land borders with other policy areas. Another important factor for the scientists was the population of not less than 250 000 people, because among them there are clearly experts to eliminate the consequences of the epidemic, the restoration of the human race and the population of abandoned areas.
Our planet really need people who are able to stop possible epidemic
Researchers found that all these requirements correspond to no more than 20 places on our planet. Having carefully studied the availability of the necessary resources for human life, the characteristics of the population and social characteristics of the society, the researchers assessed the candidates on a scale of 0 to 1 point. The best places for the salvation of the outbreak of the deadly disease were island states, Australia, New Zealand and Iceland.
The viruses that can cause the next major epidemic already exist.
How to save humanity?
Also in the ranking were Japan, Barbados and Cuba, but the inhabitants of these places will be able to rebuild civilization much less likely. The reason for this is the unfortunate location of the high risk of the devastating earthquake, an insufficient number of useful resources and, in some cases, political instability. However, to solve these problems, some states may also become future lifeguards humanity.
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The researchers hope that they compiled the rating of humanity will never need. But they are happy with the fact that now people even know the place where you can survive a possible apocalypse. The main thing is to move in a safe place not managed to already infected people - then our civilization may indeed come to an end, for it will infect even the potential rescuers.