‘Preparing For The Unthinkable’: CDC To Hold Briefing On How To Prepare The Public For a Nuclear Detonation In America

by | Jan 5, 2018 | Emergency Preparedness, Headline News | 56 comments

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    Amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention have scheduled a briefing for later this month that will teach healthcare professionals how to better prepare the public for a nuclear detonation in America.

    The “teaching session” will target doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratory scientists, and others and will be held January 16th.

    A posting on the CDC website outlines the agencies “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation” which details the need to be able to inform the public on how to possibly survive such an attack.

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    “While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps. Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness,” the notice reads.

    “For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation. While federal, state, and local agencies will lead the immediate response efforts, public health will play a key role in responding.”

    Stat News reports:

    A spokesperson for the agency said planning for the event has been underway for months — in fact, since CDC officials took part in a “radiation/nuclear incident exercise” led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency last April, Kathy Harben said in an email.

    “CDC participants felt it would be a good way to discuss public health preparedness and share resources with states and other partners. State and local partners also have expressed interest in this topic over time,” she said.

    Still, the timing of the announcement was eerie, coming on the heels of back-to-back threats exchanged between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.

    CBS News also reported on the planned briefing, noting its specific connection to North Korea as well as the fact that some of the speakers specialize in radiation studies.

    Two of the people presenting at the briefing specialize in radiation studies. Robert Whitcomb is the chief of the radiation studies branch at the CDC’s National Center for Environment Health and Capt. Michael Noska is the radiation safety officer and senior advisor for health physics at the Food and Drug Administration.

    This comes amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. President Trump tweeted Tuesday night, boasting about the size of his “nuclear button” and how it’s “much bigger & more powerful” than North Korea’s.

    The CBS report concluded with the worrying admission that both former Vice President Joe Biden and Admiral Mike Mullen believe that the United States is closer to a nuclear war with the rogue nation than ever before.

    It is also important to note that, despite the danger that Americans face from the possibility of a nuclear attack by a rogue nation that has publicly claimed said attack was coming, liberals throughout the media, including some in the “alternative press” continue to claim that the Communist nation is not the problem rather it is Donald Trump who would be to blame if such a war did occur.

    To be sure, this is absolute nonsense and ignores the documented history of North Korea in favor of some never support a war attitude that could eventually lead to the destruction of the country.


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      1. best way to prepare is dont trust the CDC or the FEMA camps run by the NRA members.

      2. Better safe than sorry!
        The info is out there

        • The CDC is going to save the masses? BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 😀 Thats like saying the FDA only allows safe food and drugs!

          • Your so fuckin stupid there’s nuthin you can do
            Why’d your momma have to go and raise a fool like you
            Dingleberries hangin from the bottom of your chin
            Giving birth to fools like you should be a goddam sin…

            More lyrics from my songs lol 😛

            • LMAO! How’s ‘ol man winter treating you out there? Colder here than a witch’s tit in a brass bra. Gonna warm up into the 40’s by Monday(so the weather idiots say) They can be as worthless sometimes as the CDC. Later!

              • Been pretty nice here. Around low 50’s but gonna cool down soon. Warmest Jan. I can remember actually. I feel for you easterners damm! 🙁

            • send the old TV clips of charlton heston used to get the 1968 slave disarming act passed to tell kim jong un that you dont need nukes to hunt ducks. oh yeah, also show chucky holding a flintlock up saying from my cold dead hands. hahaha that stupid stuff works on idiots like kevin2. ???

          • LOOOOL Genius. Great comment.

          • Im from the government and here to help…….

            • i am kevin2, a life member of the NRA, i am here to tell you to hand in your guns if you ever bought ammo on a credit card, had a background check done, have a hunting license, have a concealed carry permit, bought a holster with a credit card, sent pictures of your guns to friends, posted on facebook how you support the constitution, ever had a run in with the law, ever had an ex wife get a restraining order, live in a gun free zone, take PTSD meds… have i forgotten anything? oh yeah, moved to a new state where your guns or magazines are baned, shot insny competitions where you registered, bought reloading equipment, smoked pot…Thanks NRA?

            • i knew you were a govt troll!

        • If USA experiences a “nuclear detonation”, it will be either a false flag or come from nukes seized by the muzzies as they take over England and France. Both nations have nukes, and will allow ‘refugees’ into their military units that are in control of these nukes, to show how ‘tolerant’ they are.

        • send the NRA into north korea, i bet they could get kim jong to hand in his nuclear arms and register his small guns?

      3. “Federal, state, and local agencies will lead the immediate response efforts”

        i.e. confiscate firearms. Then maybe offer you some FEMA food if you sign a pledge of allegiance to Israel.

        • they will offer to let you live if you hand in your guns, mags, ammo, milling machines etc. then after you stupidly do they will murder you for being too stupid for the gene pool and take your money too. right out of the NRA/democrat playbook.

      4. One good way to fix the problem. NUKE the little fat bastard FIRST!

        • No, you first.

        • Leave little Kimchi alone. The liberals in this country are causing more destruction than fatty Kimchi ever could. We need to prioritize destroying the real clear and present dangers first.

          • CJ
            You are correct. Do the Libtards first and Fat boy second!!!!

            • why do they keep begging that turd little rocket man to participate in the Olympics?

      5. It’ll increase your survival chances if you already have these supply’s on hand before the detonation, a hazmat suite, NBC respirator, and some potassium iodine tablets. For more info on how to survive take a few minutes to read these 3 research papers on the subject.




      6. Every time they mention that traitorous rat former vice president it makes me SICK. Just Google some of his statements on patriots and such. He also wants the floodgates open to admit anyone and everyone into this country. He is a sick mutha. The gods struck down one son, but that wasn’t enough to humble the monster.

      7. Then why aren’t they dispensing potassium iodide throughout the pharmacies to be given out to the public like they did during the cold war?

      8. Joe Biden believed in the “hands-on” approach to being Vice President even if it was on your wife. If the Government knew there was an incoming ICBM on its way to Washington DC, would they sound the air raid sirens? It is more probable that they wouldn’t, which would make it easier to evacuate the “important” people. All of the people in Washington, DC never really know which second will be their last.

      9. It’s going to be hell.

      10. This might be, and in my opinion likely to be a plan to spook North Korea to send the message how serious the US is. A Psy Ops head game. You just can’t tell because for all practical purposes nothing we are privy to is on the up and up. Biden can very well be in cahoots with it. We get a stage set, not reality. When Uncle Sam spends a few billion shutting things down and God forbid effecting business to do something he might be really serious. This does not appear serious.

      11. If I remember my nuke training from grade school back in the sixties preparation is pretty simple.

        There is the government propaganda of: “Duck and cover.” Nifty little ditty that one.

        And then there is the English translation which says: “Stick you head between your knees and kiss your a** goodbye.”

        Watch three movies. “Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995).” William Shatner does some of his best work. A real corker this one. “The Day After (1983).” And “The Road (2009).”

        • Don’t forget “Threads”, I think it came out in the mid 80’s. Follows various groups of people during and after a nuclear exchange. Not shown in the US very often, and with the current crop of easily offended snowflakes I don’t imagine you will see it on regular broadcast.

      12. Only real protection is no nuclear explosion at all.

        Then either be off world or under ground and just think of the logistics and remember Katrina 2005, New Orleans Super dome.

        There are no winners in the use of special weapons such as these, just adds additional unnecessary pollution and makes a portion of the earth unusable for many years.

        I remember a comment made during the Reagan administration by The Post Office that they believe they could deliver still the mail, right!

      13. i do not doubt one minute that the deep state and the traitors to america would detonate a nuke in this country to accomplish their own purpose. The military is in control of this country now, lets hope our good,upstanding and loyal military will put to death the traitors to this country and the people.

      14. Stop !

        Drop !

        and Roll !

        • yes, and dont forget to kiss your a$$ goodbye.

          • I like Floyd’s music. Hate his politics. Another liberal know-it-all living in his ivory castle.

            • That Album was the most dreary crap ever. Love floyd, not this LP though

      15. Hey. Where’s all that Tamiflu?

      16. It’s really easy if you aren’t in the blast zone. Plastic rain suits (if you don’t have NBC gear), a gas mask, gloves & boots (rubber are best) and duct tape. Make use of these and you can survive.

        Blast zone precautions – Stick your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye.

      17. As a kid I saw the Cuban missile crisis happen and in a few hours there was no food in the grocery stores. people were not sharing with friends either Friendship ended when one considered nuclear war. it was dog eat dog literally shaping up in a few hours. If you have not got a food supply and water get it now or write your will no one will ever read. maybe a case of BBQ sauce for your neighbors LOL No joke a nuclear strike will mean the end of all except raw power.

        • yup.

      18. Most public health departments are relics now.

      19. Why would the CDC want Americans to survive? :]
        Something’s really wrong here.
        I think Kevin’s point might be right, but the CDC has proven itself to be a deep state operative for a long time.

        Biden has had 2 brain aneurysms so nothing he says can be taken as coming from him. He’s told what to say. Even sending a trial balloon up about running in 2020.

      20. If there is a nuclear detonation over any city in the United States, you can be sure it will not come from north korea, but from the powers that shouldn’t be, remember 911, it was blamed on al-qaeda, peace my brothers and sisters and stay united

      21. Truth is, nukes are survivable for the majority that’d be affected if they’d had a clue beforehand of what to do and not do. Yes, those too close to ground zero are toast, gone, nothing to be done for them, but 90% of the potential casualties are further out in the blast zone or will be downwind in the fallout later. Unfortunately, most think it futile to try and learn anything to survive a nuke, that it’s impossible, so they are not open to hearing how you could and then their families won’t. That’ll be the big national tragedy & outcry afterwards, how over 15 times more families had perished needlessly for lack of simple to grasp Civil Defense basics of what to do and not do. For ‘Physicians for Civil Defense’ practical family nuke prep guidance, google GOODNEWSNUKE

        • I agree. It is the idea that freaks people out. Certainly those near the blast will die. People live in Nagasaki, today. One of the places the US hit with a nuclear bomb. People are ignorant and I doubt the CDC is going to change the ignorance of the public anytime soon, sadly.

          Now biological weapons are another matter. Weaponized smallpox? Good luck surviing that and it wouldn’t hit just one area. With modern transportation the entire world could be infected in 60 days. Think about that. No place to run and no place to hide. And smallpox is the equivalent of being burned. Your skin basically melts. Horrific.

      22. here’s sumthin’ i had saved…don’t know where it came from.

        potassium iodide or iodate or betadine

        When fallout is first anticipated, but has not yet arrived, anyone not already sheltered should begin using a N95 dust protector filter mask and hooded rain ponchos. Everyone should also begin taking Potassium Iodide (KI) or Potassium Iodate (KIO3) tablets for thyroid protection against cancer causing radioactive iodine, a major product of nuclear weapons explosions. The further downwind, as all the 200 or so radioactive isotopes released become ever more dissipated over distance, radioactive iodine becomes the greater relative threat because it re-concentrates itself in the tiny thyroid gland where other isotopes disperse more evenly in one’s body with comparatively less harmful effects. If no KI or KIO3 tablets available, you can topically (on the skin) apply an iodine solution, like tincture of iodine or Betadine, for a similar protective effect. (WARNING: Iodine solutions are NEVER to be ingested or swallowed.) For adults, paint 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen or forearm each day, beginning ideally at least 2 hours prior to initial exposure. For children 3 to 18, but under 150 pounds, only half that amount painted on daily, or 4 ml. For children under 3 but older than a month, half again, or 2 ml. For newborns to 1 month old, half it again, or just 1 ml. (One measuring teaspoon is about 5 ml, if you don’t have a medicine dropper graduated in ml.) If your iodine is stronger than 2%, reduce the dosage accordingly. Absorption through the skin is not as reliable a dosing method as using the tablets, but research shows that it will still be very effective for most. Do not use if allergic to iodine. If at all possible, inquire of your doctor NOW if there is any reason why anybody in your household should not use KI or KIO3 tablets, or iodine solutions on their skin, in a future nuclear emergency, just to be sure.

      23. US military tested and found a foxhole can make nuclear explosions survivable if you aren’t too close. Getting underground or below grade with some solid mass over you can protect from the radioactive fallout. Nuclear bombs create weather, expect possibly heavy rain to follow that will be full of fallout particles.

        You only need to stay under cover for a week or so. For that duration most healthy people could pull it off with no food and just water as long as the temperature doesn’t demand extra calories.

        If you have a basement, and assuming the house survives, a radiation detector could guide you to the spot with the lowest radiation levels. My money is on the area under a kitchen that has lots of dishes, pans, cabinets, ceramic floors and granite countertops above. A spot along a wall nearest to the explosion would be best as well.

        • just hide under 1000 ammo cans full of 9mm ammo, that steel and lead blocks radiation.

          • You are quite correct.

            If a house survives the blast, in your basement, place heavy tables and workbenches along a solid wall backed by earth. Stack on top and in front of your tables all the high density material you have at hand. Ammo, lead bricks and bullets is excellent, next come bricks sandbags etc. reinforce the tables as needed to support the weight.

            If you just had a few days notice most people could dig a shelter for a family that would make even blasts survivable.

            Key supplies.
            *Bottled water for drinking. As you empty bottles, use them to store urin.
            *A bucket, plastic bags, and baking soda for human waste.
            +Candles for light and to heat food.
            *Simple foods that can be eaten as is, or warmed with just a candle are best.
            *A method to pump air in and out is a must. You need air breath and for cooling because heat will build up in a small shelter that has several people in it. A picture off your wall, attached to a hinge can swing like a fan if you add a simple arm to it.

            • hell, we’ve had YEARS to dig a hole……..

            • i’m going to list a few things I THINK are important to surviving when the time comes, and the premise will be that you will stay in place, fighting off a few desperadoes occasionally….but no serious “army” rolling over your place(it’s a real leap, i know)…so here’s what i want, to be able to survive…keep in mind SOME items have MANY uses, and you might not realize how important some of them are.
              pinto beans
              pinto beans
              canned fruit like peaches, fruit cocktail, pears, apricots
              peanut butter
              tomatoes and tomatoe sauce
              sugar, brown sugar
              tabasco sauce
              BBQ sauce
              popcorn and seasoning
              olives, black
              canned chilli
              canned soups…my favorite, cream of mushroom
              milk, dried, evaporated, and condensed
              cake mix, 7up or sprite, and canned fruit…to make cobbler, apple or cherry is MY faves(google that)
              canned veggies
              shortening/corn oil
              soy sauce…teriyake
              beef/chicken bullion
              baking soda, baking powder, yeast
              pepper, garlic salt, chilli powder, italian seasoning, cinnamon, ketchup, mustard mayo.
              instant coffee, tea..creamer
              hard candy, chocolate
              tuna, spam(don’t stack it very high)
              powdered eggs

      24. It seems that every time there is any kind of training scenario held by any faction of the government, a false flag follows that is just like the “training” that was done….or am I just being paranoid?

        • paranoid?….yes. paranoid ENOUGH?….probly not.

      25. closing the door after the horse was stolen.
        do we have none who could foresee or predict the actions of people who want us dead. this is what we get when we elect people who wantonly to enjoy the power that comes with the position and none of the responsibility.

      26. if any one is interested…I have a copy of a pamphlet…its written in the 1960s but still relevant. It is for the home owner to prepare for a nuclear bomb. It tells you how to make expedient shelters if you don;t have one allready, what supplies to stock…etc….BONUS…I will include pages from a survival manual text book that has charts about how long you have to live…based upon radiation dose, blast radius circles, etc…..now THAT the gov’t did not put into the CD pamphlet….$9.95 plus $4 s & h to the 48 states….will get you a photo copy of the above…email me for address payment etc……thanks

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