Do you feel lucky? It feels like just last week we were saying, can you believe fall is around the corner? While we were looking forward to dropping temperatures, changing leaves, and perhaps a pumpkin spice treat of some kind, there was another sign of fall in that back of our minds: flu season. Yes, in the midst of drive-through Covid-19 testing sites and Teledoc appointments, we are coming up on flu season. Let that sink in for a moment.
“While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and winter, CDC believes it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading. In this context, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever.”
“Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.” (source: CDC)
As much as we’d like to forget about this annual threat to our personal and financial health, no one can hide from the all mighty flu. You might think “I never get the flu – I don’t need it.” Perhaps you feel lucky. Would you want your entire office to think the same thing? Still feeling lucky?
Don’t wait around for something to happen.
Luck doesn’t really coincide much with long-term financial and business success does it? Not too often you hear someone say the following about their continued sales growth, “Yep, we were pretty darn lucky to get where we are.” It just doesn’t make business sense to rely on luck.
So why are we content to rely on luck when it comes to something like the flu? If you had plans to provide vaccinations in the office, what are you going to do now with a remote workforce and social distancing measures in place? Have you calculated the number of lost work days attributed to employee sick days for the flu? Are you going to take a “wait-and-see” approach? Are you feeling lucky?
Let’s look beyond the fall flu season. Let’s take a glimpse into your computer and poke around your files. Hmm, can’t seem to find a business continuity or disaster recovery plan there, just something thrown together when Covid-19 caught you off-guard. Guess you’re feeling multiple times lucky… You’re willing to take a chance with the flu, with fires, with a power outage, with a flood, with a terrorism threat.
This might all sound a bit harsh and perhaps you’re rolling your eyes and are getting ready to move onto a “feel good” blog or check out your favorite Instagram influencer. Well, apologies for not taking such a stance here. We want you to be ready. We want you to be prepared. You see we’re a little bit selfish – we are protected and ready for any type of disaster and we’d really prefer to work with companies who have the same forward-looking vision.
There is no rolling the dice here and crossing your fingers for luck when it comes to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. You must be prepared and ready. So, use the flu season as an excuse to get your decision-makers and knowledge-holders in a room. Print out this blog post. Give it to them and make them read it. And then do something. Make a plan. Do some research. Get protected.
You’ll thank your lucky stars you took our advice.
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