My colleague Mike Rayo followed up Team Defense is about Help basketball metaphor with his own from volleyball. He writes: “Sports give us plenty of guidance about teamwork, which we need right now! We need to think of ourselves as #TeamUSA, and we’re all suiting up. One important lesson comes from volleyball: You never call […]
A discussion on the moral dimensions of responding to a pandemic with Sidney Dekker too. You may want to refer to what I wrote on moral agency on March 26 and in the 10 point piece (see link at March 31 entry).
Team Defense is based on a system of help In the March 30, 2020 webinar on Resilience Engineering and Covid-19 pandemic, a colleague asked how should society make the trade-off between the consequences of massive economic disruption versus the aggressive actions needed to turnaround virus transmission, reduce hospital overload, and minimize fatalities. As is always […]
The video of the webinar is now up at REA site under webinars or go direct at this Zoom recording link. find the short write-ups (10 points each) at ResearchGate: What Matters When We are in the Middle of Evolving Covid-19 Pandemic Building Adaptive Capacity in this series of Beyond-Surge-Capacity Outbreaks: Reconfiguration under pressure at […]
Adapting when faced with a beyond-surge capacity incident is essential for effective disaster response. Studies of sudden-onset, no-notice disaster show that emergency departments and hospitals engage in a massive ad hoc effort to generate adequate resources. They have to mobilize and reconfigure response capacity despite overload, uncertainty, and time pressure. The hospital’s ability to adapt […]
The series of conversations with Tom Seager, Dave Alderson and myself are also available at the ISSST 2020 site. Look for a new on on moral actions in the pandemic with Sidney Dekker. ISSST2020 keynote series:
Moral agency in our crisis is about: can you do some thing to make difference, where that difference means reducing excessive deaths and supporting the people near or on the front lines who care for the sickest victims. If you can, then there is moral imperative to act to make that difference. [Afterwards we will find […]
Multiple commentators (e.g., Levitt in LA Times) are pointing out the rate of infections will peak and turn around so things will be OK eventually. The issue is what actions get the rate turned around — I keep repeating, get transmission rate below 1. One way that this happens is when the virus runs out […]