Kevin Cresswell's articles

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“Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught”.  Sir Winston Churchill. Resilience is the backbone of emergency management. The Nation’s ability to weather storms and disasters without experiencing loss, significantly reduces our risk.  In 2019, through the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process and Stakeholder Preparedness […]
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Originally published on Homeland Security In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is executing high-impact projects to help answer critical questions about the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Vital personal protective equipment such as filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) is in limited supply due to high demand. The Centers for […]
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Originally published on Global Bio Defence According to a widely cited forecasting study, relaxed social distancing rules will lead to a two-fold increase in deaths from COVID-19. Predicting how much the mortality will increase, however, is fraught with huge uncertainties, as epidemiologists like me well know. That’s because the forecast relies on assumptions about what will happen in […]
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Originally published on GLOBAL BIODEFENSE A decontamination solution originally under development for use against chemical and biological threat agents has been identified by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as an effective COVID-19 disinfectant. The decon solution ‘Bioxy’ has been under testing and evaluation by the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center, working with […]