Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19 , Events

COVID-19: The Latest Good and Bad News

Regina Phelps of EMS Solutions Describes Progress, New Risks and Potential Impact
Regina Phelps, founder, Emergency Management and Safety Solutions Inc.

There's good news and bad news regarding the current state of COVID-19 and its impact, says Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions Inc.

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For instance, "there are new treatments being explored and looked at, and there's a new vaccine called Novavax that will very likely be approved," she says.

But in the meantime, new cases involving COVID-19 are spiking again throughout most of the U.S. and different regions in globe, she says.

"We're sort of in this odd transition where the rest of the world has moved on. … But what that means is that we have a lot more infection and the opportunity for new variants."

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Phelps also discusses:

  • Troubling trends involving cases of long COVID-19;
  • COVID-19 predictions for the remainder of the year and beyond;
  • Emerging concerns involving monkeypox and avian flu.

Phelps is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in the field of crisis management, pandemic and continuity planning and exercise design. She is the founder of EMS Solutions Inc., which since 1982 has provided consultation and speaking services to clients on five continents.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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