Head of IT doesn't really need to know that much tech.
This is nonsense. Assigning ignorant managers to "supervise" technical people is a hallmark of business-school thinking. Any competent technical person will abhor that environment, leaving the company with a department full of low-IQ workers managed by a know-nothing.
The emerging MERS virus poses a potential threat to the health of all U.S. Citizens. MERS may represent a second example of "SARS-like" viruses and the present emerging outbreak is a good time to practice our national response to a potential emergency.
The U.S. Army laboratories including USAMRIID, national labs, and other reasources at your disposal stand at the ready to defend the United States from various organisms. These laboratories may have the ability to quickly research the MERS virus for the people of the United States.
The United States government should in turn give the patents and other properties created by the United States to the American people, and to all the nations of the world.
Hell, I would be glad to buy such a product and pay more for them.
You can do that already -- unless you object to the use of antibiotics on animals with an infection. Even organic labelling allows that. It's the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics that is prohibited.
as your procedures for responding are also being tested
Such a good point you've made.
Systems programmers are the high priests of a low cult. -- R.S. Barton