Avian Flu, Swine Flu, SARs, Zika Virus. If there’s one thing these epidemics and pandemic have taught us, it’s that they can quickly escalate from an improbable, distant threat to a immediate business impact in a matter of days, or even hours. With CoronaVirus, we’ve already seen school closures, major corporations evacuate their offices and the threat of cancellation of the Olympics in Japan.
To take control of a pandemic incident, confirmed cases need to be quarantined quickly, unaffected staff protected and clear policies and guidelines put in place to ensure business continuity. And unlike most other business continuity incidents, a pandemic is one that typically last months to years, not just days to weeks.
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