Article Out Loud - Preparedness & Progress for Emerging Pathogenic Threats

By ROBERT C. HUTCHINSON, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal Flashback, March 12, 2014.

This 2014 article describes the goals and challenges that the world would soon face with COVID-19. Revisit this article to prepare for, identify, and prevent the spread of the next public health threat.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson. 

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Robert C. Hutchinson

Robert C. Hutchinson was a former police chief and deputy special agent in charge with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Homeland Security Investigations in Miami, Florida. He retired in 2016 after more than 28 years as a special agent with DHS and the legacy U.S. Customs Service. He was previously the deputy director of the agency’s national emergency preparedness division and assistant director for its national firearms and tactical training division. His numerous writings and presentations often address the critical need for cooperation, coordination, and collaboration between public health, emergency management, and law enforcement, especially in the area of pandemic preparedness. He received his graduate degrees at the University of Delaware in public administration and Naval Postgraduate School in homeland security studies. He is a long-time contributor to Domestic Preparedness and serves on the Advisory Board.



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