News & Perspective

May 03, 2007

May 03, 2007

What kind of risk communication does pandemic preparedness require?

When the virus hits the fan, it'll be crisis communication. But what it is now depends on your opinions and your audience.

May 10, 2007

May 10, 2007

Pay attention to bellwether sectors: What transportation and financial markets can tell us now

Ask people which private sector most needs to be prepared for a pandemic, and I bet they will tell you healthcare. Such a conclusion is understandable given the grim vision of a pandemic with its untold numbers of severely sick and dying people in communities all across the world.

If only it could be that simple.

May 10, 2007

Is the pandemic threat receding, or does it just look that way?

First in a two-part series examining the numbers and epidemiologic factors surrounding the virus many experts believe could lead to the next pandemic—and what they mean for your business.

May 17, 2007

May 17, 2007

Corporate pandemic precaution advocacy: The time is now

Business continuity planners say they're talking to their employees and other stakeholders about pandemic preparedness. Is it really happening?

May 17, 2007

Re-engage colleagues on preparedness

Second in a two-part series examining the numbers and epidemiologic factors surrounding the virus that many experts believe could lead to the next pandemic. Part 1 explored why the apparently lower number of human H5N1 cases in early 2007 does not mean the pandemic threat is receding.

May 17, 2007

Keeping tabs on H5N1 media coverage

Less than 2 years ago, H5N1 seized the headlines.

May 21, 2007

May 21, 2007

OSHA releases pandemic flu guidance for healthcare workers

(CIDRAP News) – Experts predict that an influenza pandemic will place a long and heavy burden on the medical community, which prompted the US Department of Labor (DOL) to develop guidance for healthcare worker safety that it released today at a press conference.

May 24, 2007

May 24, 2007

The birds and the beds: A week in the journey of pandemic preparedness

The world of pandemic influenza preparedness this past week experienced another roller-coaster ride of public attention—and a lack thereof.

May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

Congress cut pandemic funds before passing spending bill

(CIDRAP News) – Farmers, airlines, and salmon fishermen stood to benefit when Congress passed a modestly trimmed emergency spending bill yesterday, but pandemic influenza preparedness lost out.

Jun 07, 2007

Jun 07, 2007

A preparedness trifecta: Why are we missing such teachable moments?

Three very different events in the past 2 weeks underscore that pandemic preparedness fatigue may have evolved into pandemic lethargy—and important lessons are being lost in the process.

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