|Tom Collins - 2011-03-16 |
|Riskbreaker - 2011-03-16 |
Jesus, there was no need for that close up.
|Smellvin - 2011-03-16 |
In other news, the US Surgeon General has sold all of her stock in a the company that produces anti-radiation medication after a miraculous 20% jump over the last week...
|chumbucket - 2011-03-16 |
she's working on how to lobotomize America without surgical tools
|Lurchi - 2011-03-16 |
You can get some from Vance in Old Town.
No need for the rad-x or rad-away if your endurance is high enough, you take the right perks and you carry around an (advanced) radiation suit with you.
character resources are too limited to use them on minor obstacles like radiation. drugs and money are good enough to counter radiation; perks and stats should be evaluated based on combat utility.
this is basic stuff man come on.
|Hammer Falls - 2011-03-16 |
You can keep all the stockpiled pills next to the piles of duct tape you stockpiled after 9/11...
The surgeon general position is now the Ronald McDonald of the government.
I don't remember Koop being loopy. Now, he advertises for the "I've fallen and can't get up" company.
|James Woods - 2011-03-16 |
|RockBolt - 2011-03-16 |
|pineapplejuicer - 2011-03-16 |
i actually have a stash of anti radiation drugs one of my friends gave me as a joke after fallout 3 came out. who's laughing now, suckers?!
|TeenerTot - 2011-03-16 |
A disaster in Japan? How can we, as Americans, make it about us?
Just wait a couple of months until there's minor flooding somewhere so that we can call it "our tsunami". Again.
|jangbones - 2011-03-16 |
are other industrialized countries this stupid?
Sadly, some of the people in Canada seem to be.
But then a representative from Health Canada went on the news yesterday to tell people not to panic, that there was extremely minimal risk, that rushing to pharmacies to buy anti-radiation drugs was stupid, etc.
That was nice to see, at least.
I live near a nuclear power plant. After 9/11, they were handing out these pills to anyone, and there was plenty of people lining up for them, just in case a power plant in south eastern PA was a prime target for terrorists.
you live near Limerick?
pretty country out there...foothills of Pennsyl-tucky
|gmol - 2011-03-16 |
I was so ready to type
"Sanjay would have never have done this."
but after listening to the interview, *she doesn't actually tell people to go out and buy iodine*
The reporter asks her about people stalking up on iodine at about 1:11, and she seems a little confused about the question and responds by saying it's a precaution, and then clarifies to ask if the reporter means in the US (as opposed to Japan). It'd be nice if she said "no need to buy iodine here, it's very unlikely that any radiation fallout will come to the west coast of the US", but she really just seemed to brush off the question.
I still haven't seen any real evidence of people raiding the iodine shelves in the US.
Fair enough. My point still stands as far as I can tell. I think she misspoke in a fashion that is pretty understandable; she didn't "tell people to stock up on anti-radiation drugs".
|Jet Bin Fever - 2011-03-16 |
I don't think she's really recommending it. I've worked in public health for a long time, and she's just covering the basic "be prepared" motto. She's not saying, "GO OUT AND BUY IODINE NOW!" I think she realizes that some nutjob will still want to buy tons of potassium iodide. So, at least it won't hurt them, other than financially.
|Syd Midnight - 2011-03-19 |
Well as long as she doesn't say it's okay for teenagers to masturbate, her job should be safe
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