Some of what you think that you know is fine. But some isn’t. Here’s the rub. You don’t know which is which!

The world will tell you when the tidal wave is coming.

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It will also tell you where to look for the next big idea.

But you have to know how to listen.

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. Yes, schools are desperately important to kids. No, COVID-19 doesn’t care, and COVID is making the rules right now. Attempts to open schools this fall will fail of their own accord. The relevant question is how to meet the needs of children, families and the community in the face of that reality.

Currently new cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are doubling every 7 days. ICU beds in the state are already full. The rest of the country isn’t that far behind us. You do the math.

Now is not the time for scientists to be circumspect and silent. We are on the short end of a battle over whether truth even matters. If scientists do not stand up for what is real, who will?

The morning cyclist in my neighborhood may not be standing in the Michigan Statehouse carrying a gun and demanding her right to spread contagion far and wide, but she may as well be.
You know those nice charts and graphs that make it look like we are over the hump of COVID-19 and that things are about to get better? Those predictions are dead wrong, with an unfortunate emphasis on “dead.”
Even after COVID-19 kills hundreds of thousands in the U.S. over the coming weeks, we will still be almost as vulnerable to the pandemic as we are today. We’d all love to “get back to normal” after that, but the price could be a second wave, worse than the first. Some see us facing either economic Depression or allowing vast numbers of preventable deaths, but that is a fool’s choice. There are better options if we have the will to find them.

There is a lot of information about COVID-19 out there, much of it misleading. When looking at the future, start with what the science really says.

As Coach, Keynote Speaker and Thinking Partner, Dr. Jeff Hester helps individuals and organizations find focus and direction in a changing world.
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Even after the peak of the current outbreak, the nation will remain as susceptible to COVID as ever. There will be no "getting back to normal," as many imagine. COVID presents many challenges, but it also presents many opportunities. If, that is, we have the will to find them.

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