Covid-19 and nuclear weapons

Covid-19 and nuclear weapons

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the failing response in our country–indeed around the world–to the pandemic. And to the National Emergency spending of 2.2 trillion dollars to expedite improved and life-saving measures as well as providing money to the huge population of people who have lost their means of livelihood overnight. Our government has no problem raising the national debt to update and create unneeded nuclear weapons, weapons that have no use and if used would irreparably ruin our environment. In other words a total waste of money. Just look at this, and weep. A complete misallocation of money.

One Year of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Spending Would Provide 300,000 ICU Beds, 35,000 Ventilators and Salaries of 75,000 Doctors

The amount of money spent in one year by the U.S. on nuclear weapons could instead provide 300,000 ICU (intensive care unit) beds, 35,000 ventilators and 75,000 doctors’ salaries, according to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)–a “coalition of non-government organizations promoting adherence to and implementation of the UN [United Nations} nuclear weapon ban treaty.” Read more about the campaign here.

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Betsy Bell Author, Open Borders: A Personal Story of Love, Loss and Anti-war Activism. For sale at your local book store or on Amazon. Look for ISBN: 978-1-941890-21-9 and thank you.

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