CDC prepares Americans for a possible nuclear war

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CDC prepares Americans for a possible nuclear war

With the prospect of actual nuclear war breaking out between North Korea and the United States seeming ever more real, the CDC is moving to prepare health professionals and others on what the public health response would be to a nuclear detonation.

The CDC points out that "while a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps".

The briefing -'Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation' - will consider input from a number of key experts about the general preparedness levels of the U.S. to deal with a nuclear event. The Ground Rounds session will explore what federal, state and local governments are planning to do in the event of nuclear detonation, particularly in regards to public health programs.

The session comes at a crucial time, as just days ago Kim Jong-un informed the world his nuclear arsenal is now complete and said there was a "nuclear button" on his desk that is ready for use.

The notice comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, which has featured Donald Trump taking to Twitter to taunt Kim Jong-un for having a smaller nuclear button.

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Previously, Donald Trump responded North-Korea's "threats", as he considered them, saying that he was going to act with "fire and fury".

The first session that the health agency is going to hold will be on January 16.

After the launch, Kim said North Korea had "finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force", according to reports.

Despite this picture, the communications director for the Public Health Grand Rounds said these conference that the health agency was preparing to hold are not rare, at all, and that they have nothing to do with the tensions between America and North Korea. That goes as much for the effects of climate change on extreme weather as it does for Trump's nuclear rhetoric. These were the monthly warning siren system, which the officials started to prepare the citizens for a possible ongoing nuclear bomb.

A spokesperson for the agency told Scientific American that the event has been underway for months, noting that CDC officials took part in a "radiation/nuclear incident exercise" led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) earlier this year.

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