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

COVID-19: 3 Future Scenarios

Pandemic Expert Regina Phelps Outlines Potential Paths for Coronavirus
Regina Phelps, founder, Emergency Management & Safety Solutions

There are three distinct scenarios for how the COVID-19 virus might spread over the next 18 to 24 months, says pandemic expert Regina Phelps. None is pleasant, but one may exact a smaller economic and human toll. And our next moves might determine which scenario unfolds.

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Peaks and valleys; a fall peak; or a slow burn - these are the three scenarios outlined in new research from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.

"Our behavior really will impact whether we succeed at this or not," says Phelps, founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions.

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

  • Each of the three possible scenarios and the factors that influence them;
  • How the work experience may change when quarantine ends;
  • Global trends to watch as the world starts to reopen.

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 founder of Emergency Management & 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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