A few days ago, US President Joe Biden warned of a possible nuclear attack by Russia. For this reason, the US is preparing for a possible Russian attack. Neither the Pentagon nor the White House has disclosed how the US might act, but other areas of government have already begun to take action.
The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced spending nearly 300 million euros on an anti-radiation drug called Nplate for “radiological and nuclear emergencies”. The drug is also known as romiplostim and is used to treat low platelet counts, which causes blood to clot.
In US cities such as New York, a campaign was launched a few months ago to raise public awareness of a possible nuclear attack and, more importantly, how to deal with it. The authorities have indicated that in the event of an attack, citizens should take shelter in a basement or in the middle of a building.
They should then wait inside to reduce exposure to radiation and follow information on radio, television or the internet for further instructions.
Iodine, another method to combat radiation
Pills containing so-called “stable iodine” are intended to block the thyroid gland (which transports oxygen to the blood, controls the heart rate or makes our bones and neurons grow) from possible exposure and from absorbing the bad, radioactive iodine, which is released after a possible nuclear attack.
In Spain, a total of 1,150,000 iodine tablets are currently being manufactured and will be ready to serve during the month of November.
They will be manufactured to comply with the nuclear protection agreement signed with Civil Defence, as the tablets available are close to expiry.
This iodine will be distributed to government delegations and sub-delegations in areas where there are nuclear power plants: Guadalajara, Caceres, Tarragona and Valencia. However, these tablets will not be manufactured to prevent a possible nuclear attack due to the war in Ukraine.