Do you think the COVID pandemic opened people's eyes as to how greatly unprepared they are to deal with a sudden catastrophe?

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I'm specifically talking about the US, but perhaps similarly developed countries apply to.

Most people, from my observations, are unprepared in handling or reacting to a catastrophe.

Most people seem to not have the right supplies and in ample numbers to sustain themselves for a reasonable amount of time.

Most people do not have a plan to consolidate themselves, their friends, and their family in a secure location or area if such a catastrophe occurs.

Most people do not have the skills in reading a map, using a first aid kit, purifying and storing water, starting a fire, properly disposing of waste, etc.

Hopefully, this pandemic made a lot more people realize that being prepared for such a catastrophe is important and necessary.

The en masse craziness over toilet paper and other supplies in stores can be avoided through preparation, although this is another phenomena that doesn't just relate to preparedness but fear.

Instilling fear into a population will cause it to do things without much logic behind it.
Do you think the COVID pandemic opened people's eyes as to how greatly unprepared they are to deal with a sudden catastrophe?
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