Skip to comments.Study: Hospitals would be 'overloaded' by nuclear attack on U.S. (SHOCKER!)
Posted on 04/15/2007 6:36:23 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
Link Only. Read only if you have to.
Did you know that one nuclear bomb could ruin your whole day?
only a university-educated usa today editor could come up with that.
So ... they watched “The Day After” or “Jericho” to come to that conclusion? How much grant money got burned up in that quest for the bleedin’ obvious?
Rigorous, four-year “journalism” degree pays off once again. Mom & Dad would be proud.
No “link” showed up in your post —
\ I don't know. But I could have given them the same conclusion for only half the price and in a fraction of the time it took for them to study the issue.
I also hear that the hospitals might be vaporized, incinerated, burnt, scorched, seared, leveled, blasted, blown to pieces, and poisoned by radiation by a nuclear bomb, but I’m going out on a limb on those and will have to await university study confirmation.
Gee, YA THINK?!?
And, in other news, gravity still exerts a strong attraction.
USA Today is not allowed to be posted here. And we are prohibited from posting the link in the stardard spot.
Thus I added it in my original comment box (which, for some reason, does not automatically hyperlink).
The headline was enough, so I didnt read it - reading it would be an admission that a nuclear attack would be worse than an asteroid blast. And I’m standing on my profound belief that an asteroid blast would be far worst.
They obviously never heard of Combat Triage.
“Knowledge Is Good.” - Emil Faber
I will bid on that study for you. Will you give me $20 million? Plus, I could get it finished by week's end for an extra $5 mill.
Where do I apply for this kind of study money?
It is not only journalism but 90% of arts major, they are simply meaningless, waste of money, and make people arrogant and delude themselves that they are so smart.
Too bad the title is inane
Not if it detonates over Tehran or Riyadh.
Maybe we should spend a Trillion Dollars of public funds so build enough hospitals so that we could handle the millions of injured people that might need medical care should some very unlikely disaster occur.
I mean you can never be TOO careful.
The fact that these hospitals would stand empty and unused should have no bearing on whether we build them.
And the fact that there would not be enough train medical staff to man these hospitals should also be of no consequence.
Also the fact that within 10 years the technology in these hospitals would be so out of date to the point of uselessness should not bother anybody.
We should start construction right away.
End Sarcastic Rant.
Who cares about hospitals! It better not mess up my vacation or retirement!
But y'all don't have the proper credentials.
It would be the stampede of hypochondriacs who think the stress headache they have is a symptom of radiation poisoning.
As they flood the hospitals, the actual victims are going to be dying while the doctors and nurses try to triage the dead from the not quite dead yet.
Can I sign up to do some of these “studies”?
I wonder how much this one cost and how long it took to figure out the OBVIOUS?
the dims promised me free healtcare bonanza
plus i am still sure Cuban doctors are on stand by
it will all be happy
USA Today has never been aimed at a very highbrow demographic.
“Hospitals would be ‘overloaded’ by nuclear attack on U.S.”
As someone who took CD Classes in the 70’s, (when PC wasn’t around, and they could tell you how they ACTUALLY expected it to be), I can tell you it will be a WHOLE lot worse than that.
The Dem-On-Dem New Orleans violence will look like a playground in comparison
And the fact that there would not be enough train medical staff to man these hospitals should also be of no consequence.”
The Bureaucratic mentality and fear of Civil Liability lawsuits won’t ALLOW any Doctors/nurses who DO show up, to actually save lives!
I am duly chastised:)
They will need these guys
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Surviving Democrats blame Bush for not fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq!
You said — “Thus I added it in my original comment box (which, for some reason, does not automatically hyperlink).”
It won’t show in your first post (as the originator of the thread). You have to reply to yourself and put the link in the reply, then the link will be active...
“Okay, let’s have a Master Mind: ‘Next contestant, Sybil Fawlty, master of the bleeding obvious?’”
“Hospitals would be overloaded...”
Gee, what a surprise. Heaven help us if we have an emergency and have to be admitted—people are kept waiting, hoping a patient will be discharged so they can get a room now. That’s in any of the 3 hospitals within a 20 minute drive.
Glad I didn’t waste my time reading the article.
Anyone know how long Potassium Iodate ‘keeps’ for? We bought some shortly after 9/11 and figure that’s the most important thing to have handy in the event of some form of radiological hazard. Where are *reputable* places to get it? (Army surplus?)
They don’t want to run the risk that people who know how full of it they are might accidently read their bird-cage liner, which is written for people who read on the third-grade level.
Sun will rise in east...
That’s the manufacturer of the ones we ordered. Many thanks.
They are overloaded on a typical Friday night.
I’ve got a surprise. Our hospital and medical care system can be overloaded by about *any* serious surge in disease or injury.
This is because our entire medical care system is based on what is called “push” supply. This means that there are only tiny reserves of just about every kind of medical equipment, supplies, and drugs available.
For example, one of the most critical pieces of equipment needed during flu season are ventilators. The US has about 102,000 of them. During a normal flu season, we need about 100,000 of those.
But if we get hit with a major flu epidemic, or even worse, a killer flu, we might need 5,000,000 ventilators overnight, or lots of people will suffocate to death, who would have lived.
Whenever there is a major disaster in the US *right now*, hospitals several States away have to send any extra supplies to the disaster area, because the local hospitals will be *out* in short order.
This means a single city can drain four or five States worth of medical supplies, that could take weeks for industry to resupply, because they regularly operate at near capacity, and have no ability to surge their production.
Add Mecca to that list.