I was particularly impressed by the following quotes:
“And I’m thinking ‘Oh my God’ and this is the thing, nobody goes up north at all,” Lauper said.
“Those people can’t be isolated and cut off… They could have radiation issues but I don’t think you can catch radiation by shaking somebody’s hands and giving them a hug. The only way to get back up again is to include them.”
(And no, you're not likely to catch bad enough radiation to have problems just from shaking some random member of the public's hand -- not unless they're holding a piece of enriched uranium. Radiation is not cooties.)