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Today's Key Question:
Should the CDC be downsized so it can be more focused on its true mission?
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"Three weeks after opening, Georgia business owners chart their own course forward"
* "We are trying to watch what public behavior is like and what people are really thinking about the pandemic," Shera told CNN. "And we're trying to react to that and we're trying to be super safe and make people comfortable when they come in, because the only common thread we still have is hospitality."
"How To Deliver News Of Layoffs Amid The Coronavirus Crisis"
* If you are a manager, your emotions are likely to be pulled in multiple directions. You will not be immune to the difficulty of what you are doing, and the turmoil it will place people in if they wake up to find they no longer have a job. Equally, you will be aware of the challenges involved in ensuring the organization itself makes it out the other side of the pandemic. There are a few steps you can take to help you work through this situation.
"Why ‘as-a-service’ models will reign in a post-pandemic world"
From Venture Beat:
* So, what do CEOs need to re-imagine in their business going forward as we enter a new XaaS powered world? First and foremost the COVID-era is a direct-to-consumer world where you may be literally bringing your offering right into the consumer’s home. For B2B, that means an acceleration of the consumerization of the enterprise and often means a self-serve experience with a consultative sales model. Your offering needs to be consumable over the internet. Not only do your products need to be available as-a-service, but so does your experience. Some call it experience-as-a-service. Paid or free, it’s about helping customers understand how to leverage your offering to meet their own transition. Self-serve models are the most scalable but rely heavily on great product experiences.
"Mission Creep and Wasteful Spending Left the CDC Unprepared for an Actual Public Health Crisis"
* “The initial testing delay has certainly cost lives. It is also at least partially to blame for the severe quarantine policies that have tipped the American economy into a deep recession—without adequate testing, there was little else for policymakers to do except close the country in the hopes of slowing the disease's spread.”
* “The CDC should have done better, given the resources allocated to it during the past few decades. That those resources were squandered is a matter of life and death for many Americans, and the people responsible should be held to account.”
e sensible steps that have been taken will remain in effect long after the coronavirus has passed.
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