So that’s a pretty aggressive headline considering the world we’ve been living in for the past two years. The people to whom I refer are of course our government overlords, and clearly there are PLENTY of examples of abject stupidity concerning COVID to choose from but this one may very well take the cake. And that’s saying A LOT.
From Ready.gov, an “Official website of the United States government” we get this gem. The following is cut and pasted directly from the website. As always, the caps are mine for emphasis.
Nuclear explosions can cause significant damage and casualties from blast, heat, and radiation but you can keep your family safe by knowing what to do and being prepared if it occurs.
Get inside the nearest building to avoid radiation. Brick or concrete are best.
Remove contaminated clothing and wipe off or wash unprotected skin if you were outside after the fallout arrived. Hand sanitizer does not protect against fall out. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, if possible. Do not use disinfectant wipes on your skin.
OK, now back to me. First of all, due to my affliction with being unable to not notice incorrect grammar or syntax, the sentence above should be “Brick or concrete IS best” not “are”. Sorry, can’t help it. But as the federal government can’t write a five word sentence properly, my confidence in said government is understandably low. Second, if you’re not sitting down you might want to for this next part. So the advice from the “Official website of the United States government” is, in case of nuclear attack, get inside, get cleaned up and…
Go to the basement or middle of the building. Stay away from the outer walls and roof. TRY TO MAINTAIN A DISTANCE OF AT LEAST SIX FEET between yourself and people who are not part of your household. If possible, WEAR A MASK if you’re sheltering with people who are not a part of your household. Children under two years old, people who have trouble breathing, and those who are unable to remove masks on their own should not wear them.
OK, back to me again. Just so we’re clear. The federal government of the United States of America is telling you, in case of nuclear war, wear a mask and social distance to avoid catching the ‘rona.
You can't make this sh*t up. If it wasn't so pathetic it would be funny. And these are the people running our lives? DUMBEST. PEOPLE. EVER. If you’re still listening to the “experts” and talking heads, please stop it.