Two Letters Re: New Data on Nuclear War Survival

Mr. Rawles,
The U.S. government has released new advice for what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. What’s really disturbing is that with the low protection factors cited, someone essentially needs to come and rescue. On the plus side at least they’re thinking about what ought to be done. – Jake in Massachusetts

Dear Editor:
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to SurvivalBlog readers but the newest research in the June 2010 document, “Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation” concludes that rate of survival to a nuclear disaster climbs if people shelter in place. I thought this line from the CNBC news was interesting: “disasters planners should forget trying to evacuate large cities and instead urge people to shelter in place.” Oh the good old days of digging out a basement under our house in the early 1960s. – C.A.