A woven history of personalities and the pandemic.
(Updated, Sunday, January 10)
I just finished reading the New Yorker article "The Plague Year." It is a really long, long article, which may cause you to decline to read it. However, I did and am better informed because of it. You can also listen to a Fresh Air Podcast, America's Pandemic Failures that is an interview with the article's author.
There is an intermixing of the story of the pandemic that includes vaccine development, test kits, the national response — non-response. The personal stories of key players are mixed with those of average citizens or the medical professionals and scientists who responded to the coronavirus pandemic. The role of FEMA is not really touched on as it relates to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
If you are looking for some key bits of information I encourage you to read it. You will learn about:
There are many more takeaways. Some of the "inside scoop" on the debates that raged in the White House might be lessons in leadership for some to use in the future. Many people take their cues from leaders they respect and admire. It is an awesome responsibility.
As I watched the events happening in Washington D.C. today and the capitol building being besieged, I was reminded that words matter. Words from leaders matter more!