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The “R” Word

  Words have meaning, and people can ascribe multiple definitions to each one. But as Dr. Kelly E. Wright, an experimental linguist, points out, “True meaning … is akin to standing on the banks of a rapid flowing river and asking someone to decide which molecule of water is actually the river.” Resilience is a word that has multiple meanings for public health, emergency, and homeland security management professionals. There may not be an exact…

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PUBLIC HEALTH

The “R” Word

  Words have meaning, and people can ascribe multiple definitions to each one. But as Dr. Kelly E. Wright, an experimental linguist, points out, “True meaning … is akin to standing on the banks of a rapid flowing river and asking someone to decide which molecule of water is actually the river.” Resilience is a word that has multiple meanings for public health, emergency, and homeland security management professionals. There may not be an exact…

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