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Experts argue that the aftermath of a nuclear incident or attack would far outweigh the impact on health-services, disruption to normal life and the suspension of civil-liberties that we have experienced during COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to serving as a reminder of the very personal nature of global catastrophic risk, could also shine a light on the ongoing nuclear challenge that global society faces, a team of UK experts have suggested in a new paper.

The paper, published in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, suggests that while many of the lessons to be learned from the pandemic are specific to major global health crisis, they may also provide insight into a broader set of challenges should the world face other major disasters, whether natural or human-made.

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Full paper: https://thebulletin.org/premium/2020-09/nuclear-war-public-health-the-covid-19-epidemic-lessons-for-prevention-preparation-mitigation-and-education/ 

Free access to full paper for the first 50 readers: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PJCTFBTYA2AEHIUTMFC2/full?target=10.1080/00963402.2020.1806592

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