With the development of the war in Ukraine, fears of a nuclear disaster at the international level. When the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. This is not a hoax, ”the Russian president declared, Russian President Vladimir Putin, a few weeks ago. “Those who try to blackmail us nuclear weapons They should know that the wind can turn against them.
Persistent threats of nuclear weapons attacks Launched by the Russian president, combined with the military failure of the Kremlin’s forces in their offensive, made many begin to prepare for the consequences. United State It is one of the countries that has made progress in protecting against some of the most negative effects of nuclear war: radiation and the acid rain.
US preparations for nuclear war
The United States has been on alert for months about Russia’s move to start using nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict. The head of state has already spoken of this threat, Joe Bidenwho warned of a potential “Armageddon” danger as a result of a nuclear escalation in the war: “For the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis, we have a direct threat to use a nuclear weapon if, in fact, things continue the way they are.”
In view of this, the government of the American state announced the purchase of a drug that will be used in radiological and nuclear emergencies, as confirmed by the Gizmodo portal. More than 290 million dollars will be allocated to purchase nplatea radiation medicine Which will form part of the country’s reserves for “radiological and nuclear emergencies”.
This medication is designed to treat low blood platelet counts and to “reduce bleeding caused by radiation.” Use it as a treatment for People who are highly exposed to radiationMotivated on several occasions by the effects that acid rain from the use of a nuclear weapon can have, it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2021.
Along with this drug purchase, a campaign has been launched to inform and warn about what is possible consequences of radiation. In fact, some Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) train stations already have warnings about what to do in the worst case: Take refuge in the basement Or in the middle of a building and stay there to avoid exposure to radiation, as well as stay informed via radio, television, computer or mobile device.