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2020 saw a record number of billion-dollar US natural disasters

According to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information the US experienced an unprecedented 22 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2020. A record number of named tropical storms formed in the Atlantic, with a record 12 making landfall. The US also had its most active wildfire year on record

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Pandemic response: observations from a US perspective

In an article written for Continuity Central in January 2020, Geary Sikich discussed the possibilities of the novel coronavirus developing into a pandemic and warned that organizations should plan for such. In a new article Geary makes some personal observations on the current state of pandemic response and discusses how what he terms as 'herd stupidity' has had an impact.

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Health and humanitarian organizations announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile

The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, which includes the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure rapid response to future outbreaks. 

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How to approach strategy in turbulent times

Traditional approaches to strategy development can be slow and cumbersome says James Graham. In this article he explains what ‘emergent strategy’ is and how it can help with an agile response when survival threatening situations develop.

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