This morning’s coffee was a very special brew. I needed a strong double dose of caffeine to place my brain in gear and enable me to share my views with you.
This week, the arguments for and against re-opening the country raged on with increased intensity. High levels of bickering weren’t reserved for the federal government and the states – even intrastate governors and mayors found themselves at odds with each other. The result? Mass confusion across the country.
The Leadership Vacuum:
Without strong leadership, we will remain fractured and mired in confusion. It’s time for our elected officials to be superbly clear in their communication, and that starts at the top. Doctors, scientists, and disease experts all over the world are working tirelessly to limit the spread of disease, cure those who are ill, and immunize the public. While our elected officials are doing a mighty fine job of supporting these massive efforts, now is the time to rise above politics. Set a plan, bring clarity to our nation, and rise to the leadership level that is sorely missing and needed at this moment. When this happens, we will unite, overcome this epidemic, and repair our damaged economy. In the meantime, what I know for certain is that neither hope nor dubiety are successful strategies.
Here are my insights:
I must admit, between the practical challenges and all of the national bickering, things felt a bit gloomy this past week. But, once I took stock of all that has been achieved on the health front, as well as on the economic front, I was able to shake it off. Our team here at Christina remains sober in our outlook, committed to our objectives, and focused on maintaining and growing the value of our investments. Being aware of the danger of Phase 3 is the first step towards avoidance of failure. We are aware and we are prepared.
Lawrence N. Taylor