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Pandemic Planning for Business Continuity


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New York, March 9,2009 - The Pandemic Flu of 1918 spread to every country in the world and killed over 40 million people. The Asian Flu of 1957-58 killed 70,000 people in the United States. In 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) spread to 37 countries in a matter of weeks, killed nearly 10% of the 8,000 people it infected, and caused widespread disruption to trade and tourism.

The next pandemic is expected at any time. Governments everywhere are concerned that one of the current outbreaks of Avian Flu may mutate into something as deadly as the 1918 influenza outbreak. If it does, vaccines and anti-virals are unlikely to contain the outbreak. Many organizations therefore place pandemics at the top of their list of major risks.

“A pandemic is not like other disasters: it can’t be dealt with by simply relocating your staff to a new location. Your existing business continuity plan probably won’t help. You need to minimize both the probability and the effects of a disruption so that you can continue despite the staff shortages, supplier disruptions, uncertainty and panic a pandemic can cause.” said a spokesman for Binomial.

With the Binomial Pandemic Planning System, it doesn’t take long to develop a pandemic plan.

The system runs on a PC. Basic information is fed into the program and then sections and teams to include in your plan are selected. Plan sections are customized and staff are assigned. The Binomial Pandemic Planning System (BPPS) then generates your plan.

The Binomial Pandemic Planning System:
• starts from an expert-written template matching your organization’s needs.
• easily generates the information required in your pandemic plan
• makes the plan easy to revise and maintain
• has multi-user capabilities, allowing cross-departmental collaboration
• publishes the plan as a Microsoft Word document for easy distribution or web publishing.

Once you have completed working through the main modules, a few simple clicks will generate your complete Pandemic Preparedness Plan in Microsoft Word.

Binomial International is an innovative company that has specialized in business continuity and disaster recovery planning since 1980. The new initiative is in developing tools to help organizations prepare for the new pandemic.

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