Bird Flu Prep
Glenn Reynolds, writing at Tech Central Station, notes that the avian flu may wind up as a low grade threat, but describes the impact on business and services if it isn't.
The picture isn't pretty.
If you've talked with any emergency services folks, you know that we aren't close to being able to deal with the equivalent of several hurricane Katrinas simultaneously striking major cities. As for businesses, think of what you'll do when workers are ill or have family members who are ill and when people are afraid to be around strangers for fear of infection.