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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Gartner: Put Pandemic Plans In Place For 2006

Citing World Health Organization (WHO) claims that a pandemic is “almost certain,” Gartner analyst Ken McGee posted several recommendations in an online note to clients.  “Enterprises should take the widespread agreement on the strong likelihood of a pandemic—and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections of the devastating economic consequences of such a pandemic—as a signal to take immediate action,” wrote McGee.

Earlier this month, the CBO released a report with projections on the likely economic impact of a pandemic on the United States, and concluded that in a “mild” scenario, 100,000 Americans would die and the gross domestic product (GDP) would drop 1.5 percent.;jsessionid=L4U2AUHYNRLYYQSNDBCSKH0CJUMEKJVN

Posted on 12/13