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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 01/18/2021

Alan Weiss's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 01/18/2021


I’m tired of talking about politics, let me talk about health. It’s wonderful that the vaccines are here, apparently highly efficacious, and are being distributed nationally (and internationally). Of course, there is criticism about the speed and the priorities. People are actually flying to more permissive states to get a shot and flying home. Some people are cheating by using relatives’ registration numbers. There is debate about one shot for a lot of people, to two shots for each person at a slower rate.

But all of this turmoil has epitomized the entire pandemic episode, right? Vaccines are being discarded once defrosted, because of inaccurate estimates of who qualifies at that time. People are afraid of the trepanning of those making decisions about innoculations. From the outset of the disease, there have been bad expectations, horrible decisions, wasteful endeavors, overreactions, paranoia, inconsistencies, defiance, and fear. There have been deaths that should never have occurred, heartaches that weren’t necessary to endure. But those in authority have made basically political decisions, often defeating or delaying or defying the science.

Uh oh: I AM talking about politics again. Eugene McCarthy was a Democratic Senator and a poet who said once, “Whatever is morally necessary must be made politically possible.”

He ran for the presidential nomination five times and lost each time. He wound up supporting Ronald Reagan.


Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.—Scott Adams

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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