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

COVID-19: How Does Omicron Change the Discussion?

Pandemic Expert Regina Phelps on Questions Business Leaders Must Consider
Regina Phelps, founder, Emergency Management and Safety Solutions

As of Dec. 13, the UK is facing a "tidal wave" of infections from the COVID-19 Omicron variant, and case numbers are rising in North America as well. What do health experts know so far about the spread and severity of Omicron infections? Pandemic expert Regina Phelps shares insights.

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Phelps, the founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions, tackles questions business and security leaders need to be asking about office openings, business travel and how we should be planning for return to work and live events in 2022.

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

  • What we know so far about the Omicron variant;
  • The importance of boosters;
  • Questions to consider regarding the holidays, travel and gatherings.

Phelps 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.

About the Author

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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