COVID Update February 2021
Last Thursday I delivered a talk on COVID-19 to the members of the Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations. It was very well received, and I believe it will be of interest to you. I’d like to make a video of it over the weekend. In advance of that I’ve added additional content and speaker notes that serve as a rough draft of the talk I intend to record. Without the notes or voice-over much of the presentation’s meaning would be lost. The content is fresh and unique. The presentation engages in the following topics.
A one-page overview of where the US and Europe stand
The role the holidays played in accelerating the pandemic
The impact of the variants in The UK, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain; and what may happen here
The relationship between deaths and the age of a country’s population
A status update and comparison of the extent of vaccination programs around the world
A potential explanation for why cases and hospitalizations are falling quickly across the entire US
A means to evaluate the near-term direction of the pandemic
The impact culture plays in a country’s ability to effectively fight the pandemic
A critical question we must answer in order to properly analyze the pandemic’s data and establish effective policy
I suggest viewing it along with the speaker’s notes. There’s a brief video on Slide 12 you may need to play in normal or slide share mode. Otherwise, notes mode will do the trick. I believe you’ll find reviewing the material to be time well spent.