WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Posted a Notice on the upcoming Jan. 16 briefing about the work that federal, state and local governments are doing to prepare for a possible nuclear strike.

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

On hand for the briefing will be Dan Sosin, CDC’s deputy director and chief medical officer in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, as well as experts on radiation safety and environmental hazards.

The briefing comes amid the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea due to the personal tweets between both countries leaders. President Donald Trump earlier this week via his twitter account, taunted North Korea’s President Kim Jong-un where he bragged about his nuclear arsenal being more powerful than North Korea’s. The CDC notice preceded that message.

“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,’” Trump tweeted. “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!” Tweeted President Trump.

According to Politico; “Trump’s tweets have alarmed policy experts who say they could exacerbate tensions. Over the weekend, Mike Mullen, former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, said the U.S. is closer to nuclear war with North Korea “than we have ever been.”

The CDC has yet to respond to my inquiry on this story by post time but should they issue a statement, we will update this article accordingly.


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