Business Plan for a Pandemic?
More than half of U.S. companies think there will be a global flu epidemic in the next two years. Two-thirds think it will seriously disrupt their operations as well as foment social unrest. But two-thirds also say they aren’t prepared. One-third of executives surveyed say nobody in their organization has been appointed to plan for a pandemic; another one-quarter couldn’t or wouldn’t answer the question.
“Corporations are looking at this like deer at headlights,” said Tommy G. Thompson, who spent much of his last two years as secretary of health and human services sounding the pandemic alarm