As many noticed, I’ve been off the blog for six days. None of that was intentional. I’ve been working 12-hour days on a Coronavirus task force (team) for a large hospital. Having pandemic planning experience, executive management thought I would be a fantastic addition.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy what I do. I love working in the healthcare field, mainly the technology arena. So, working under tight restraints, compressed timelines, and a lot of moving pieces, you have to be able to deliver.
The first day was not an overt shocker – I’ve seen it before. It’s often repeated. However, if you want to understand why the Trump Administration and others are so whacked out, read my first ten minutes of being on my company’s Coronavirus Task Force.
“Hey, welcome to the team. Your experience will be invaluable.”
“Great. Glad to join the team. So, what’s the plan?”
“The plan?” he quizzically asked.
“Well yeah. The plan?” I affirmed.
“You mean the Pandemic Plan?”
“Yes. The Pandemic Plan and our next steps,” as I sat.
“Sure. Carol? Please forward a copy of the quote, plan, end quote.”
Flipping through the first ten pages, I looked up. “Ah. This is a blank Pandemic Plan downloaded from the Internet.”
“You’re saying there is no plan?”
“We have operations in three-quarters of the US states, and we have no Pandemic Plan?”
“Yup. Management mothballed it in 2016, only to dust it off for Coronavirus.”
Idiots are leading idiots, including the President’s claim that hundreds of thousands will get better by going to work; that the virus would magically disappear; that anyone who wants a test can get one; that the flu is worse; a vaccine is just around the corner; and that we are the most prepared country in the world.
Jesus Christ, either 200,000 plus Americans or the Coronavirus will disappear. Someone pass me a Corona.