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If a pandemic were to sweep the world, what would you like to be? Where would you be safe, and be non-infected, and (in a worst-case scenario, unchomped by the plague with the zombies?
In new Zealand, Australia and Iceland to be able to serve as islands of refuge for the human race in the event of a disaster, according to a new paper by the researchers published in the international journal of Risk Analysis.
The researchers said that the risk of human extinction has never been greater, even as the technology has advanced.
“The discoveries made in the field of biotechnology and can be a genetically engineered pandemic, pose a threat to the survival of our species. Although the carriers of the disease can be easy to get around the country, it is a closed, self-sufficient island in the port of an isolated, high-skilled population that is able to repopulate the Earth after a cataclysmic event,” Nick Wilson, co-author of the study and a professor at the University of Otago in New Zealand, said in a statement.
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An aerial view of the Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand. The Bay of Islands boasts a unique coastline sheltering over 150 small islands on the right track.
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The researchers have produced a scoring system that takes into account the range of characteristics for each of the island-nation, the people, the location, the community, and resources.
The findings showed that Australia is the most favourable for a safe haven on the paper, because of the huge over-supply of food and energy, according to a news release from the university. It was closely followed by New Zealand and united kingdom.
The researchers classified the island countries with a population of more than 250,000, as a potential safe haven, having regard to the fact that the larger the population, the greater the likelihood that the country would be at a given point in time to be able to reboot the culture of the time.
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The lead author of the study, Matt and Boyd, research director for the adaptation of the Study, said that humans may one day be the abandonment of an organism that has the potential to be the man to kill.
“The worst-case scenario, it may be several genetically engineered pandemic, the organisms are released at one time. We need to be ready for these situations. Our study shows that some of the island nations of the properties that are needed for the maintenance of a technological culture by means of a catastrophic event.”
The scientists suggest that in places such as New Zealand would need to consider the preparatory work for the period of time, if any, investing in resilience measures and the exercise of checks and surveillance at the border.
The research paper, entitled “The Priorities of Island Nations, as a Refuge from the Extreme Pandemic,” was published in the journal Risk Analysis.
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