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, along-time contributor to Domestic Preparedness, is a director at Black Swans Consulting LLC. Before joining the private sector, he was the chief of police for the Broward County Public School, Special Investigative Unit. He retired after over 28 years as a federal agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. His positions included deputy director, assistant director, deputy special agent in charge, assistant special agent in charge, supervisory special agent, and special agent at offices in Florida, Washington DC (HQ), Maryland, and Texas.  He was the deputy director of his agency’s national emergency preparedness division and assistant director for its national firearms and tactical training division. His over 40 publications and many domestic and international presentations address the important need for cooperation, coordination, and collaboration between public health, emergency management, and law enforcement, especially in pandemic preparedness. He received his graduate degrees at the University of Delaware in public administration and Naval Postgraduate School in homeland security studies.



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