Not a drill: Hawaii missile false alarm caused surge in anxiety with lasting effects, report says | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Not a drill: Hawaii missile false alarm caused surge in anxiety with lasting effects, report says

A false alarm ‘incoming missile’ alert sent to people in Hawaii in January 2018 had a lasting effect on anxiety levels, a new study has shown. People who were less anxious beforehand were most affected by the incident.

“Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii,” the erroneous text message said. “Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” It took 38 minutes before a second text was sent out confirming the first alert was a false alarm.

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