Is America Already Preparing for a Nuclear Armageddon?

Are we on the precipice of a nuclear Armageddon? In recent months, the likelihood of World War III has increased along with a rising level of deep concern. 

With Putin threatening a nuclear “display” and China rattling its swords over Taiwan, the United States Government is apparently making nuclear war plans for its protection. 

The U.S. government recently announced the purchase of a drug used in radiological and nuclear emergencies. 

It’s no longer a distant dystopian future brought on by old Cold War mechanisms, there is a real and impending threat of a nuclear attack. America is taking the threats seriously as Russia continues its advance in Ukraine. 

The Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that they are spending $290 million on an anti-radiation drug called Nplate to add to the country’s stockpile. This drug is specifically for radiological and nuclear emergencies. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug in 2021 to be used as a treatment for those acutely exposed to radiation.

António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, announced in August that the world is “one miscalculation away” from nuclear annihilation.

A representative from the Department of Health and Human Services told the media that this recent purchase was part of an ongoing effort to prepare America for a wide range of threats, which include a nuclear attack.

“For the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis, we have a direct threat of the use of a nuclear weapon if in fact things continue down the path they are going,” President Joe Biden said at a fundraiser in New York last week. “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” he noted.

It is painfully clear that a messaging campaign is underway in America to prepare the country for the potential of a radiation emergency and an even worse-case scenario.