I just read a story about the growing polio problem in Nigeria. The reason? They still give the oral polio vaccine there, which is well known to actually cause the disease because it uses the LIVE VIRUS. Now the virus, according to the WHO, has mutated and is more difficult to treat than the natural virus. Lack of sanitation is also a factor, as vaccinated people are actually contagious for a short period of time after recieving the dose, a phenomenon known as "shedding". Contaminated waste from vaccinated people gets into the water supply, infecting others who have not been vaccinated or otherwise exposed to the virus. The WHO admits that they have no idea on how to stop the spread of this current polio strain in Nigeria. Scary stuff...Un-natural disaster is on my list. To me a "natural disaster" is mother nature reminding us of her power. Mother nature is our teacher - she is fair but firm. She gives us life and she takes it away just as easily - without prejudice.
What I am preparing for is those man-made disasters that really ruin everyone's day. Power outage. Planes falling from the sky. Trains falling over and spilling their hazardous loads. Test-tube disease. That kind of stuff.
That makes me think of a great story - part of the Bachman Books - The Running Man (which was turned into a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) that was written by Stephen King under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman.I'm willing to bet we would at least have some version of "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!" But probably with more screaming and choking.