Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19 , Governance & Risk Management

COVID-19: Is the End in Sight?

Pandemic Expert Regina Phelps on Variants, Vaccines and Office Reopenings
Regina Phelps, founder, Emergency Management and Safety Solutions

COVID-19 infections and death rates are down in the United States, and the percentage of vaccinated citizens is rising. Does this mean the end of the pandemic is finally in sight? Not quite, says continuity planning expert Regina Phelps, who explains why.

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There are parts of the world where the pandemic is rampant – described by some as the “darkest days of the pandemic.” And even in the U.S., the struggle to administer vaccines fast enough to thwart the spread of COVID-19 variants continues, Phelps points out.

“I can say that, yes, things are better,” she says. “But there are a few things we’re going to have to jump over before I can actually say [the end is in sight].”

In her latest video interview with Information Security Media Group, Phelps discusses:

  • The race between vaccines and variants;
  • The latest research on returning to office environments;
  • How the COVID-19 experience changes the game for business continuity planning.

Phelps, RN, BSN, MPA, CEM, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of emergency management and continuity planning. Since 1982, she has provided consultation and speaking services to clients on four continents. She is the founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions, a consulting company specializing in emergency management, continuity planning and safety. Among the company's clients are McAfee, IMF, Microsoft, American Express, Northern Trust, Visa, Triton Container, Intuit, Stanford University, Caltech Institute, JPL, Merck, Mastercard and the World Bank.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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