There's been some unexpected fallout since President Donald Trump bragged about the size and efficacy of his “Nuclear Button.” To whit: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said its briefing, which is scheduled for the afternoon of January 16, will address “planning and preparation efforts” for a nuclear attack.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Are you really this juvenile, petty and reckless?— IG danielthomasNYC (@Deshasuxx) January 3, 2018
Then came news of the CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds session, titled “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation.”
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.
let me tell you, my final tweets when the nukes are on the way will be real snarky.— Len Smith (@ignu) January 4, 2018
Excellent photo choice if they want us to all STAY CALM 😬— alissa ambrose (@alissa_ambrose) January 4, 2018