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The Disaster Recovery Handbook, 2nd Edition by Lawrence WEBBER, Michael WALLACE

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CHAPTER 11PANDEMIC PLAN

Epidemics have often been more influential than statesmen andsoldiers in shaping the course of political history,and diseases may also color the moods of civilizations.—Anonymous

INTRODUCTION

Up to this point, every plan has been based on an incident that adversely affected the operation of a company process—or even the company itself. These events triggered activation of the incident response plan. With work and a bit of luck, the incident’s impact was quickly minimized and the company moved on.

A pandemic requires a very different type of plan. It fits under business continuity planning as a disruption of the flow of business. Unlike the sharp suddenness of a disaster, a pandemic may appear gradually and then run for ...

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