A particular strain of the influenza virus has spread to 47 states resulting in more than 2,000 people being admitted to hospitals. Boston has been one of the hardest hit cities reporting more than 700 people sick from the flu. During the same time period in 2012, there were only 70 reported cases in the city.
Welcome to the Weekly Risk Report. Here, we will provide a quick rundown of the top threats affecting businesses and people around the world. The Risk Report is our opportunity show how these threats may affect you and discuss easy ways you can prepare to manage the unexpected.
Not long ago, one of our sources at the World Health Organization (WHO) told me that China is a big concern right now. It seems that China has developed their own H1N1 vaccine that has not been seen or approved by the WHO. If that wasn’t enough, China has only manufactured enough vaccine to inoculate 5% of its citizens. This means that even high priority groups such as pregnant women and people at high risk will not receive a vaccine.
The outcome could be devastating.
A simple quote. But true isn’t it? Life today is faster, more immediate, more transparent, and more unpredictable than ever before. Threats of the 21st Century like pandemics, terrorism, natural disasters, workplace violence, and every day emergencies are realities that can disrupt your company’s client relationships, people, business continuity, revenue, and brand without warning.