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When it comes to flu this season this is the winter -- discontent or at least of massive -- usage.
Here in Davos their 2500.
People gathering for the World Economic Forum and everywhere you see those anti bacterial.
Little stations -- you can clean your hands.
The largest distributor of the flu vaccine is Henry Schein company and the CEO -- Berkman is with us right now to talk about that because.
This is the worst flu season we've seen in the decade but also.
How it's affecting the rest of the world at and the shortages that are coming from big names like sanity.
Let's first talk about your experience this season what's the biggest mistake that's been made because suddenly everybody's running out of this.
Let's -- the biggest mistake.
That the population the people are making is not to get and there really shocked and if people -- really shot.
Maybe even even an opportunity to make sure that product was diverted from one part of the world to another bottom line is.
Oh three to 2013 2014 -- yet.
It's very very important that the population realizes that getting an early shot is the right way to prevent.
Two from spreading.
Well Roche Tamiflu they're either running out or they have none for smaller children four months to six years old.
That is now worrisome to a lot of people think you're saying that had they gotten.
Ahead and got it back and is it too early November -- we stop tripping the flu vaccine in the focused -- -- plenty no problem people should go to get a not wait for the last month.
And now it's it's too well is some availability in the US but kind of run out.
We have a little bit -- -- -- running and running time and where will you send what you have left.
We will give it to physicians who of the base to decide about the priority -- -- -- to note should the agent can this should sickness and give us.
The print the position should be the gatekeeper of who gets flu vaccine shots the -- -- people sometimes don't understand the flu vaccine and the flu itself it mutates its efforts to -- here -- something different so it's not -- they can quickly make another batch Koran of the.
Yeah it's not that -- you can't make another batch but that is available the is a potential full availability.
-- -- in the season.
Is specific topic of conversation at Davos when it comes to healthcare are other countries experiencing the flu outbreak like the United States -- -- I think it's it's it's more concentrated than in the.
-- the northern.
North America -- Well talk about how a country like China would deal with the flu outbreak -- liking thinking about movie contagion.
What -- felt sort of look so good after she was hit with it yet festival.
Once the contagion stocks what's important to practice good prevention and that involves washing hands all the basic.
Hi -- Prevention.
Programs that are quite normal and doctors should.
Be very very careful -- -- patients this place to goes to doctor's office not to hospital because of possible lot of people right so the usual prevention items are important win.
Is that the risk.
-- to what's -- Spreading the flu this is your business.
I'm interested to know how many times a day do you wash your hands how many times a day do you anti bacterial I want -- -- -- out there -- a lot of different brands right.
Every time I'm on a panel on this topic for the next month polish minds more frequently.
I'm sure I'm sure it's panic -- let's talk about advertising business the business has been on an acquisition -- Lately how much of that we're continuing to 2013 or do you take a breather after -- so many companies well let's strategy fool.
The past two decades has been to balance internal growth with acquisition growth and so we do.
Both we tend to.
By companies each yeah.
The pipeline is full no guarantee that -- clothes and any deals but we insure that we balance both and we have.
Strong focus to continue to -- company.
The number one characteristic because you've been at the Helm since this company went public and the stock has outperformed.
Year over year alone took 22%.
And I talked a lot of strategists who's who like your company because this is that they just keep adding and creating and strengthening.
Or one characteristic that CEO in your opinion -- To be successful.
Engaging people lives when -- meet with young manages and they asked me how to -- success -- -- -- -- -- well emulate some attempt.
Direct to -- got you engaged some ten.
It's all about engaging the team and having it everybody work towards a common purpose which is a higher purpose -- simply making money.
Stand Berkman of have a shot I've -- he has an iron -- sometimes that provocative -- hit sometimes it's.
Why did you do better than it and it's great to see you thank you very much thank you let it -- it back to you -- -- to New York.
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