Despite a lack of free time, we as professionals need to continue to feed our brains, continue to read about past disasters, and learn from the gaps, and of course improve on the response to our ongoing situation.
Rats – I must find time to read more stuff!
So here’s a nice courtesy reminder of the streets: The Black Rat (aka Rattus rattus) is the species of the rat that carried #fleas infected with the bubonic plague.
The bubonic plague killed 75 million people worldwide from the 1300s to the 18th century.
While not exactly our current situation in 2020, the same dangers still exist and we need to be omnipresent of other impending dangers that could affect our communities we protect.
As we continue down our online meetings, its tough to get to know people. While we are all fully immersed in our work activities, I am fully aware that our Federal partners from CDC and HHS as well as our state partners sometimes don’t really smile that much…or even have their cameras turned on during our coordination calls.
Well, I decided to change that today…with a little holiday spirit.
Cracking a few holiday Dad Jokes usually brings a smile to a few faces.
Glad to be in the middle of this vaccine distribution with our partners as their collaborative work on critical messaging, response actions, and on social media have been spot on.
Working the holiday magic as we continue to share the message of
Wash your hands
Wear a mask
Keep 6ft apart
Avoid large holiday gatherings
And of course, keep it small this year…so we can have a big celebration next year.