What we learn from today's meeting is that many American businesses are stepping up their capacity in public-private partnerships to solve this COVID-19 problem by rapidly expanding testing capacity. That is the importance of the American Spirit that leads to adaptation and mastery of novel threats. When this crisis is over, we may be able to hedge that spirit to build a new nation unsurpassed by any in the world's history. Perhaps, a new economic platform that other nations may take decades to copy.
With effort we can regenerate and rejuvenate our national mission and message. That requires people to clean their foggy glasses to take a renewed view of the American Legacy and our responsibility to pull ourselves up and over old world paradigms. To see the world and our responsibilities in it in a new way!
We are no longer learning to walk but are starting to run! Each new skill leads to an opening of doors to more sophisticated mastery. As a nation, when we begin to walk down new paths our understandings change as our strategic options change. Unbroken and uncharted paths (i.e. our exploration and adaptation to COVID) require new ways of thinking to master adversity. Sometimes we improve our skills and abilities to find ourselves further than any nation has been before.
Time and opportunity is the judge of our national performance.
A few notes:
-General Improvement in sickness.
-Moving toward opening up economy.
-Largest retailers like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, etc... and medical providers are working together to expand testing.
-Information from Quest and others on testing capabilities and speeding up innovation.
-There has been an improvement in coordination and supply chain issues that are improving testing, swabs, costs, etc....
-Many pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, etc...will allow for drive-thru testing and speeding up testing.
-Science and technology to expanding and creating stronger and more mobile testing.
-Teams at White House meeting with state teams.
-There are more comprehensive notes w/ companies involved HERE.