The CDC Is Hosting a Workshop on Preparing for Nuclear War

From TIME - January 5, 2018

Just two days after President Donald Trump caused a frenzy by tweeting that he has a bigger and more powerful nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that its hosting a presentation on preparing for nuclear war.

While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps, a web page publicizing the session says. Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people dont realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation.

The session, scheduled for Jan. 16, will include such cheerful discussions as Preparing for the Unthinkable, Roadmap to Radiation Preparedness and Public Health Resources to Meet Critical Components of Preparedness, according to the website.


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