Friday, 19. July 2024

New ICAN report

No place to hide

How would health care systems perform in the worst case?

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), with assistance from IPPNW leaders in Sweden, the US, the UK, Germany, and France, has released a report entitled No Place to Hide: Nuclear Weapons and the Collapse of Health Care Systems, demonstrating that the health care systems in 10 major cities around the world would be overwhelmed by the detonation of just one nuclear weapon.
IPPNW-Sweden has done a separate study of a similar attack on Stockholm. The studies examine access to hospital beds, doctors, and nurses in each city, showing how little medical infrastructure would survive such an attack.
"To ensure the safety of their citizens", the report concludes, "city leaders must call on their country to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and take these nightmare scenarios off the for good."