The grim reality of pandemics is that most countries, including the United States, are not prepared for the eventuality. But just because governments are not prepared to protect the public, doesn't mean you don't have to be either.
In an article titled The Grim Reality About Pandemics They Don’t Want You To Know: “No Country is Prepared”, the details of how ill-prepared all governments are for such a SHTF situation are revealed. Scientists say an outbreak of a flu-like illness could sweep across the planet in 36 hours and kill tens of millions due to our constantly-traveling population. But you can be prepared!