In This Issue
Vol. 25 Issue 17
Changing the Conversation: Moving Forward in a C-19 World
- Wrong Model, Wrong Strategy
- Lockdown vs. Planning
- What’s the Plan?
Quotes of the Week
The INVNT/IP Digest
There you were, carefree and minding your own business while strolling through a minefield, when suddenly you heard a “click.”
As far as I can ascertain, this pretty much describes every aspect of the COVID-19 crisis to date, from personal risk and deaths to government policies around the world.
From the perspective of both doctors and political leaders, the advice until now has been simple: Don’t lift up your foot.
But there are problems with that advice, after a while.
In this week’s discussion, we’ll skip all of the politics (knew you’d like that one) and challenge the black / white Lockdown / Open-up choices being bandied about everywhere. Why? Because they suffer from basic failures in logic, and in our growing knowledge about C-19 transmission history.
Instead, the point of this issue will be to recommend what might be called a “third way” for society to consider how to move forward, with the basic shared goals of a) not dying; and b) continuing to live – which means, for almost everyone, to work.
Before we start, I want to add one very important disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and, while this piece is full of advice, any or all of it could be wrong. As you’ll see at the end, the whole point of this discussion is to help individuals, company leaders, and government leaders to establish a more intelligent path forward, based on their own calculations of risk.