Medical journals warn of ‘growing’ nuclear weapon threat

SpaceWar.com reports: “More than 100 medical journals across the world issued a rare joint call on Thursday for urgent action to eliminate nuclear weapons, warning that the threat of nuclear catastrophe was ‘great and growing’.

The call comes with Russia repeatedly issuing thinly veiled warnings that Moscow could use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, as well as repeated North Korean missile tests and stalling efforts towards non-proliferation.

An editorial published in numerous medical journals called on health professionals worldwide to alert citizens and leaders about ‘the major danger to public health’ posed by nuclear weapons.

‘The danger is great and growing,’ said the editorial, co-authored by the editors of 11 leading medical journals including the BMJ, Lancet, JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine.

‘The nuclear armed states must eliminate their nuclear arsenals before they eliminate us.’

Chris Zielinski of the World Association of Medical Editors said it was an ‘extraordinary development’ that the competing journals, which normally fight for exclusive content, had joined forces.

‘That all of these leading journals have agreed to publish the same editorial underlines the extreme urgency of the current nuclear crisis,’ he said in a statement…”

View Original Article