Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 03/01/2021
Some people aren’t content trying to “play the system” and cut the covid lines, but now they’re insistent on receiving a particular vaccine, even though all are efficacious. Will we have a “vaccine caste system”? I’m trying to determine if selfishness is worse than ever, or I’m simply more aware of it.
In a burst of irony, is the school teachers fighting to keep kids from returning to the classroom.
Governor Cuomo, of the Emmy and pious news conferences, has been accused of covering up nursing home deaths, of poor decision making which caused many nursing home deaths, and of sexual harrassment by two women who worked with him or for him. I don’t know who said this famous line: “No one is as corrupt as the morally certain.”
I delivered a hugely well-received keynote speech Saturday morning from my retreat center (formerly my indoor pool). Why would I appear in person in the future unless it was a city I was pining to visit? After this past year, it seemed natural.
About a third of US soldiers are refusing to be vaccinated because of fears of side effects or out of a sense of independence (New York Times, yesterday). What would happen in a combat theater with this proportion of susceptible soldiers if the enemy introduced covid?
In 1933 King Kong was romancing Fay Wray atop the Empire State Building and the theaters were filled at every showing. Today, we land a sophisticated rover on Mars and nobody really cares.
That keynote I mentioned above—I was listening to the raves and other speakers citing me favorably when my wife yelled in at me that I had not yet taken out the recycling.
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. —Alfred North Whitehead
Doctors and nurses, with their training and their experiences, would be able to detect unusual patterns of disease. That’s why we say it is important for every country to have a proper surveillance system. The function of the surveillance system is to detect unusual patterns of diseases. —Margaret Chan
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