As an Israeli living in the US, I often get asked why the US is doing such a worse job of vaccinating its citizens. Israel has already vaccinated more than six times per capita than the US. The operations professor in me initially tried to explain it using the notion of
Excellent root cause analysis, prof. Alon. There are many unnamed characters who did not display the sense of urgency the USA needed from the beginning. Too many "Herbies".
I definitely agree about the surprising lack of urgency, across multiple domains. We seem to quickly adapt to the "new normal", and find it hard to think outside the box. Specifically on the comment about governors, though, Minnesota's Tim Walz is waiting his turn. He is 56, and says he expects to be vaccinated in April or May.
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