October 6, 2015
The US Department of Health and Human Services is funding the development of several “novel products to treat severe thermal burns.”
“These products will be added to the Strategic National Stockpile,” says HHS, “or managed by vendors to help protect people from burn injuries resulting from radiological and nuclear threats. The detonation of an improvised nuclear device would produce intense heat, resulting in many patients with severe burns.”
In November 2014, The Socionomist forecast the end of three decades of relative complacency regarding the existential threat of nuclear weapons.
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