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Can American business survive H1N1?

A recent op-ed in the Washington Times by Asa Hutchinson, former congressional representative from Arkansas and chairman of the ReadyCommunities Partnership advisory board, and Michael Schmidt, MUSC Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, calls for the private sector to consider the role of the "crisis officer," in the wake of this past summer's H1N1 pandemic.

"The crisis officer concept is not new to government and military operational commands. However, recent disasters and this most recent public health crisis illustrate the need for this important position to be staffed and developed within the private sector to support response and recovery efforts. "

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