News & Perspective

Dec 20, 2006

Dec 20, 2006

Will the water still run during a pandemic?

Has your business taken into account what happens to your water supply when an influenza pandemic begins? 

Dec 20, 2006

Scaring people is scary

–We are all likeliest to take precautions when we're frightened. But "fear of fear" is widespread—and a major barrier to pandemic communication.

Dec 06, 2006

Dec 06, 2006

How Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu prevents pandemic planning fatigue

How does a global company keep sharp its planning for a disaster that may be long in the making, acute at the onset, months in duration, and bigger in scope than any one-time event?

For Don Ainslie, global security officer at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, 2 years of minding avian flu's advance and planning for a human influenza pandemic has presented just such a challenge.

Dec 06, 2006

Combating pandemic planning fatigue

Business people convinced of the possibility of an influenza pandemic agree: Convincing reluctant managers, organizing continuity planning, and educating employees can be challenging.

But if getting better prepared for a pandemic is tough, business managers say, keeping prepared is tougher.

Nov 29, 2006

Nov 29, 2006

Evidence plentiful of a pending pandemic

Nov 22, 2006

Nov 22, 2006

How's Your Business Discontinuity Program?

More and more companies are starting to integrate pandemic preparedness into their business continuity programs. That's good news--and helping to facilitate it is one of the reasons this newsletter was launched.

Nov 15, 2006

Nov 15, 2006

OSHA updates guidance on avian flu

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Labor yesterday released revised Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance to help employers protect their workers from job-related exposure to H5N1 avian influenza.

Oct 26, 2006

Oct 26, 2006

Most Americans willing to lie low in pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – Americans are overwhelmingly willing to cut back their activities to help cope with an influenza pandemic, but many worry that they would have money problems if they had to miss as few as 7 days of work, according to a survey from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

Oct 02, 2006

Oct 02, 2006

FDA issues guide to ease production of cell-based vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – In a major push to modernize and speed the production of vaccines for pandemic influenza and other emerging threats, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week issued new guidance on how to safely and effectively develop new cell-based vaccines.

Oct 02, 2006

Injectable drug seen as potential treatment for flu, both seasonal and avian

(CIDRAP News) – Recent tests suggest that an antiviral drug given by intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injection could eventually serve as another weapon against influenza, according to results presented at a conference last week.

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