Friday, October 18, 2013

How to prepare for the next bird flu? - China Weekly Hangout

+Harm Kiezebrink 
China is preparing for a new bout of bird flu. In Zhejiang the first victim was infected with the H7N9 virus, and chicken farms are preparing for the upcoming new year, meaning more risks. The +China Weekly Hangout is on Thursday 24 October discussing how you can prepare you and your company when the bird flu hits China.
Joining us is the Beijing-based bird flu expert Harm Kiezebrink. "You have to make your preparation now, if you do it when the flu hits, you are too late," he told when preparing the hangout. "You need to have your plans in place, your company has to operate like a hospital, with check on those coming in and leaving. Who is staying, who can you send home? How are you going to communicate? Is your security in order, when more people work from home?"
Those are a few possible questions, and you are invited to join us. Depending on when and where a pandemic might hit, different industries might need different answers.
You can join the hangout to ask you own questions. Live, by registering here at our event page, or during the event by using our Q&A tool at the event page during the hangout. Depending on who is joining, we can address specific questions for specific industries, like airlines, training institutes, security services, government, hotels etc.

China Weekly Hangout

In April this year, the +China Weekly Hangout organized a debate about the bird flu in China with flu expert +Harm Kiezebrink from Beijing, HKU-lecturer +Paul Fox from Hong Kong and CEIBS adjunct professor +Richard Brubaker from Shanghai. We tried to figure out what is happening with N7H9, and what possible scenario's can develop. And we discuss what the Chinese government has learn from SARS, now ten years ago. Moderation by +Fons Tuinstra of the China Speakers Bureau.

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