Next time it will be different
The fact is that this will eventually pass, just as all storms eventually die down. On the other hand this will unfortunately happen again. It may be that governments will be better prepared next time, with effective counter measures ready to deploy, but that remains to be seen. If history has taught us anything, people tend to repeat the same mistakes over and over, and the first snow of winter or the annual flu epidemic always seem to catch us by surprise.
Influencing governments is a rather tedious and uncertain method of future-proofing business, so it would seem wiser to learn from this experience, and be prepared for it next time on a personal and business level. The question is not primarily how to adapt, but how to adapt quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption to operations and morale.
To wrap things up, I’ll quote one of the most incredible leaders to ever live. A man who led his team through peril and misfortune, in the harshest environment on Earth without losing a single crew member. A true master of adaptation, perseverance and compassion, who triumphed against all odds during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914–1917.