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Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Center for Disease Controlled cancelled a Tuesday meeting about preparing the public for nuclear war. The meeting was announced shortly after President Trump bragged about the size of his nuke button. "The C.D.C's announcement that it was holding a nuclear preparation workshop drew widespread media coverage and embarrassed the public health agency," according to the New York Times. "It also gave ammunition to administration critics who believe that the president is bringing the country closer to a nuclear Armageddon."

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The now deleted CDC press release: Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation Recommend on FacebookTweetShare Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation January 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) 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. 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. Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn what public health programs have done on a federal, state, and local level to prepare for a nuclear detonation. Learn how planning and preparation efforts for a nuclear detonation are similar and different from other emergency response planning efforts. CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds Presents: "Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation" Tuesday, January 16, 2018 1:00 p.m. -- 2:00 p.m. (ET) Global Communications Center (Building 19) Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium Roybal Campus Presented By: Dan Sosin, MD, MPH Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Public Health: Preparing for the Unthinkable" CAPT Michael Noska, MS Radiation Safety Officer and Senior Advisor for Health Physics Chair, Advisory Team for Environment, Food and Health (A Team) Office of the Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration "Using Data and Decision Aids to Drive Response Efforts" Robert Whitcomb, PhD Chief, Radiation Studies Branch Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects National Center for Environmental Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Public Health Resources to Meet Critical Components of Preparedness" Betsy Kagey, PhD Academic and Special Projects Liaison Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response Division of Health Protection Georgia Department of Health "Roadmap to Radiation Preparedness" Facilitated By: John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds

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I was hoping they canceled it to talk about this worst flu outbreak in decades.
27 people under 65 dead in California, last flu season that number was 4.
Flu is "widespread" in all 50 states.
www.cdc.gov

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-13 05:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There aren't many things that are "unspeakable", but nuclear war and the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK by our "deep State" fall into that category.
Then along comes Trump who talks about nuclear war as if it were our greatest advantage in a global competition game. What a dangerous clueless airhead.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-14 09:04 AM | Reply

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