The WHO is urging countries to start stockpiling medicines for ‘nuclear emergencies’ after the EU’s latest warning on Putin
Just hours after the EU warned that Russia “is at war with the West,” the World Health Organization (WHO) issued recommendations on how to survive a nuclear catastrophe.
For “radiological or nuclear emergencies,” the document recommends a specific set of medications be kept on hand.
The international health organization also provided guidance on how to safely store materials that could “prevent or reduce exposure to radiation.”
Doctor Maria Neira, the World Health Organization’s acting assistant director-general, recently issued a dire warning to governments around the world to speed up the development of treatments for people who have been exposed to nuclear or radioactive materials.
She also emphasized the importance of governments being ready to safeguard population health and provide rapid responses in times of crisis.
The publication takes into account a variety of plausible scenarios, such as radiological or nuclear emergencies at nuclear power plants and the malicious use of radioactive materials.
In these situations, people may be exposed to lethal radiation doses, but many countries aren’t ready for them, as the document explains.
That’s why “it is extremely important that governments respond swiftly to such threats,” it emphasized.
Putin’s alleged “war on the West”
Document released as European Union’s European External Action Service secretary general Stefano Sannino today announced that Russia has shifted focus of its invasion of Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin has “moved from a concept of special operation to a concept now of a war against NATO and the West,” he said at a news conference in Tokyo during an Asia-Pacific tour.
Moreover, he defended the United States and Germany’s recent decision to send high-tech tanks to Ukraine.
Sannino emphasized that the European Union (EU) is not seeking to escalate hostilities but rather “just giving the possibility of saving lives and allowing the Ukrainians to defend against these barbaric attacks.”
Around 150 tanks have been committed by Western allies to Ukraine in an effort to reduce casualties and replenish rapidly depleting ammunition stocks.
The Kremlin claims this shows America and Europe are becoming more “directly involved” in the ongoing conflict, which Washington and Brussels insist is not the case.