Archive for the ‘Flu Pandemic’ Category

Winter Flu Pandemic: Is Your Business Prepared?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Is your business prepared for mass absences of employees due to the winter flu pandemic?
Unlike the swine flu pandemic of last year, the emergence of a winter flu pandemic has hit the nation unawares, with media coverage only just taking off over the past 2 or 3 weeks. The latest headlines warn of a re-surgence of flu cases as people go back to work and children go back to school. (more…)

Swine Flu Pandemic Declared Officially Over

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

The World Health Organisation’s Director General, Dr Margaret Chan said that the H1N1 virus had “largely run its course” as it appears we are moving into the post pandemic phase. Many countries have scaled back their measures of vaccination and precautions as the effects of the virus and the number of cases continues to dwindle. (more…)

28 Recommendations From Government’s Official Pandemic Review

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

At 11am today the government published an Independent Review of the UK response to the 2009 influenza (swine flu) pandemic.

The 28 recommendations are summarised as follows: (more…)

Swine Flu: Can Residential Broadband Cope with increased demand?

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Swine Flu is not disappearing and we may still experience a big rise in of numbers of children and adults off sick from work and school, with predicted absence rates of up to 40%. The demand on residential broadband access for entertainment and home working purposes could soar as result more

Swine Flu: New Insurance Cover For Building Closures

Friday, October 30th, 2009

On Continuity Central this week an article has been published outlining a new insurance policy from Aon which will cover the costs of building closures to businesses as a result of the swine flu pandemic: (more…)

Swine Flu: Postal Strike Could Cause Delays in Vaccination Appointments

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Apparently the UK swine flu vaccination programme is due to start within the next week, starting with the ‘at risk’ groups first. Cases are doubling every fortnight and now over 100 people have died from the virus in the UK. (more…)

Swine Flu Second Wave: Fears confirmed

Monday, October 12th, 2009

In my last blog I was concerned about the number of people who are getting swine flu and suffering particularly badly without having any underlying health problems. My fears were confirmed this morning as I read that 14 people in Wales are being treated in hospital for severe swine flu, with one person actually being treated in critical care. None of the 14 people have any underlying health issues. In addition the US has seen a rise in swine flu cases with 1 in 4 people who are being hospitalised ending up in intensive care. (more…)

Swine Flu Second Wave: Previously healthy people being admitted to hospital

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Worrying reports are reaching my eyes and ears that we may not have been told the whole truth about how many ‘previously healthy’ people are dying or being hospitalised because of swine flu. Having heard from a reliable source from within the NHS that 3 people in London have died from swine flu with no underlying medical conditions, and rumours of autopsies on those who it was previously ‘claimed’ had serious underlying health issues, my suspicions are being fuelled! (more…)

Swine Flu: The statistics

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

During my research into the swine flu pandemic which we are currently in, I have been bombarded with so many statistics on what might happen, the likelihood of this, that and the other, that I thought it would be useful to pull out the most popular statistics in a bid to make sense of what may actually occur in the coming months. Of course these are all predictions and should not be counted as fact, but at least they have some research behind them. If you disagree or have any more solid statistics which you think should be added, be sure to let me know! (more…)

Swine Flu: CIPD warn that up to half of working population could go off sick

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The Chartered Institute for Personnel Development has reported that contrary to the Cabinet office’s prediction of a pandemic-related staff absence rate of 12 per cent, the figure is actually more likely to be around 50 per cent. According to the CIPD the 12 per cent figure does not take into consideration that schools could close, causing working parents to be absent to look after their children. (more…)