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Monday, 19 November 2007 20:36

Can Your Recovery Plan Beat the Flu?

Written by  Greg Holdburg, MRP

The flu season, influenza, it seems common and unquestionably less dramatic than something as dreadful as a terrorist attack. It seems like everyone gets the flu from time to time. And sometimes it seems to be worse than others. You start to feel weak, get the chills, etc. You know you will be out of commission for a few days. Then it’s back to work. If we, as recovery planners, have done our jobs correctly, we allow for the loss of key personnel in our recovery plans in the event of illness or due to the event itself. In this day and age, we don’t think much about epidemics and plagues that have left millions dead. As of late, we did show concern over the SARS outbreak with about 800 deaths, but this was small in comparison to the great plagues in history. There aren’t many people left that remember, but