The CDC is preparing for a nuclear blast

USA Today | Jan. 5, 2018

By Brett Molina

As tensions between North Korea and the U.S. rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want Americans to be prepared in case of a nuclear event.

The agency scheduled a briefing Jan. 16 titled “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation,” where federal, state and local officials will detail what preparations have been made in case of such an event.

“While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps,” reads an excerpt from the CDC’s website detailing the briefing.

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