2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM On February 19, 2020, Texas A&M Today published an article called "Preparing for the Next Pandemic." Dr. Gerald Parker and Dr. Christine Blackburn, Director and Deputy Director of the Pandemic Policy Program at the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at The Bush School, discussed the coronavirus outbreak and the need for pandemic preparedness in the United States. They pointed out that much is still uncertain about the realities of the outbreak, as well its severity. The U.S. Government has responded with aggressive steps to address the potential pandemic, although Dr. Parker pointed out the need for a senior-level position within the White House dedicated to pandemic preparedness and response. Read the full article here.