Lifted directly from Survivalblog:
In an echo of the first pages of Rawles’ novel PATRIOTS, this morning I sat through a long legal presentation for employers and their attorneys on corporate/business preparations for swine flu (put in place an illness plan, prepare for rolling waves of absenteeism, ensure you have capacity for remote operations, etc.)
One part of the advice provided may strike non-lawyers as funny: we’re required by law to protect people’s privacy by sending ill employees home WITHOUT revealing to other employees that they were sent home because they’ve got the flu — even though those employees will figure it out on their own anyway.
The part that sobered me was the fairly strong presumption that the “second wave” in the Fall is going to be bad.
Oh well, as long as the strippers can still strip in their flu masks, the wife and I can continue to enjoy ourselves watching them dance while Rome burns, etc.