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  •  Are multinationals preparing? (0+ / 0-)

    Thanks for the diary and your informative replies.  

    I was a bit blithe about the issue until I recently spoke with a friend of mine. He's an executive with a multinational financial corporation (we're talking about a really, really big one) and he told me that they have been working on a risk and reaction plan to a pandemic. Closing offices, etc.

    Until his comment, I was on the fence about the threat. But when I learned this very responsible corporation was regarding the threat with a lot of concern, I began to pay much closer attention.  

    Are you aware whether there's a pervasive and proactive corporate concern on the matter?

    •  yes there is (0+ / 0-)

      and much more robust on the large business end than the small business end.

      See for example Davos.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sat Feb 03, 2007 at 08:36:49 PM PST

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    •  The Multinats (0+ / 0-)

      I was with Dem last week at the conference in Arlington.  Yes, the multinats have much more robust plans than any of the local governments.  I heard from Fortune 100 companies whose planning is well along.  They are taking the risk of pandemic very seriously.

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