“Try as you might you can’t disappear an entire reality!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
I’ve tried my best to avoid posts about politics over the years when it comes to the future and innovation, but it has become over the last several months. What is unfolding right now in the US will have long-lasting implications – from a longevity as well as an economic perspective. Society is split, and it’s pretty clear that in the long run, there will be winners and losers. Try and guess which states are the latter! (Hint: it’s not difficult.)
Here’s a simple scientific fact: with Delta, people who get vaxxed don’t die; and it’s unvaccinated who are ending up in hospitals, and who are dying or who end up with complex long-term health complications. Delta is more virulent, spreading more easily, and has a greater impact on those it infects. That is not a conspiratorial plot – it’s reality.
Ah, but science. What delusional member of a cult wants to let simple facts get in the way of an effort to ‘stick it to the libs?’
This is insane.
In any event, I predicted this state of affairs with precision in my 2017 post, The Emerging Healthcare Reality Crisis. I’m floored by how the maps in that post line up to the maps today. But, I shouldn’t be. And I’ve also recently predicted where this is going to end up in my post a few months ago, The (Negative) Economic Implications of Vaccine Hesitancy. What company wants to invest in a region that has a built-in unhealthy workforce disadvantage?
I can’t change any of this; I’m not sure anyone can. But I sure as heck can point out the implications. Since early March, I’ve been tweeting, speaking, and writing about the situation with ‘vaccine hesitancy’ – and I hate ‘hesitancy’ as a phrase because to me, much of it is simple idiocy. I decided to hit the virtual broadcast studio and filmed a small segment with my thoughts.
People are choosing to make up their own reality.
Science has a different idea.
You can’t disapper reality.