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Suppose the unthinkable happened, and terrorists struck New York or another big city with an atom bomb. What should people there do? The government has a surprising new message: Do not flee. Get inside any stable building and don’t come out till officials say it’s safe. The advice is based on recent scientific analyses indicating that a nuclear attack is much more survivable if you immediately shield yourself from the lethal radiation that follows a blast, a simple tactic seen as saving hundreds of thousands of lives. Even staying in a car, the studies show, would reduce casualties by more than 50 percent; hunkering down in a basement would be better by far. But a problem for the Obama administration is how to spread the word without seeming alarmist about a subject that few politicians care to consider, let alone discuss. So officials are proceeding gingerly in a campaign to educate the public.
Originally posted by Arrowmancer
Star and Flag for getting this one in here. Makes you think about WHY this would be an issue. The last time the Gov started educating the people on such a thing was when they were going off.
If you can handle some foul language put forth in an intelligent manner, hit Youtube and check out Lewis Black's hilarious rant on Nuclear Holocaust.