On September 21, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia was prepared to protect its territorial integrity with all "weapon systems available." This includes the potential of Russia using nuclear weapons.

On October 6, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden warned about the threat of nuclear armageddon during a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser in New York City.

"Let me put it this way. Think about it: We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis. We’ve got a guy I know fairly well; his name is Vladimir Putin. I spent a fair amount of time with him. He is not joking when he talks about the potential use of tactical and nuclear weapons, or biological or chemical weapons, because his military is, you might say, significantly underperforming."

"It’s part of Russian doctrine that they will not — they will not — if the motherland is threatened, they’ll use whatever force they need, including nuclear weapons."

"I don’t think there’s any such thing as an ability to easily lose a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon."

On October 6, 2022, Ukraine's President Zelenskyy spoke in a virtual address at the Lowy Institute. He reportedly said that the international community needs to do preventative strikes. However, Serhii Nykyforov, Zelenskyy's spokesperson, explained later that Zelenskyy was actually calling for preventive sanctions against Russia to prevent the use of nuclear weapons, according to the Kyiv Independent.

Poland has also been in talks to host nuclear weapons from the United States. Poland said it has spoken to the US about having Nato’s nuclear weapons on its territory amid growing alarm over Russia’s explicit threats of using nuclear arms in Ukraine. Polish president Andrzej Duda said there was “a potential opportunity” for the country to take part in “nuclear sharing.” (Independent, 10-6-22).


As part of long-standing, ongoing efforts to be better prepared to save lives following radiological and nuclear emergencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is purchasing a supply of the drug Nplate from Amgen USA Inc. Nplate is approved to treat blood cell injuries that accompany acute radiation syndrome in adult and pediatric patients (CDC).

In simpler terms, the purpose of the drug is to treat radiation sickness. Radiation sickness occurs when a person is exposed to high doses of penetrating radiation. In a nuclear blast, this radiation can reach internal organs in a matter of seconds. Symptoms of radiation poisoning include impaired blood clotting, which can lead to uncontrollable bleeding. The drug, Nplate, is designed to prevent this effect from happening.

However, the drug realistically only works if taken in advance.

HHS purchases drug for use in radiological and nuclear emergencies (

There is some advice on for how to prepare for a nuclear attack.

Being informed is good. However, the reality is that once a nuclear attack happens, there is most likely little that one can do to prevent death or significant injury. It is best for our governments to do everything they can to prevent such a horrific thing from happening in the first place.


Comments From World Leaders on The Possibility of Nuclear War

Vladimir Putin (September 21, 2022)

Joe Biden (October 6, 2022)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (October 6, 2022)


Preparation for a Nuclear Attack

Radiation Emergencies and Your Health (CDC)

Preparation for a Nuclear Explosion (


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Nuclear War - What's In It For You (World Future Fund)


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