The term “Churchillian” describes a writer or speaker whose style emulates that of Former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. Politicians are called Churchillian when they appear to be uncompromising, focused, and strong. Not often does one come across a Churchillian figure. Rarer still when one comes upon a Churchillian response to a crisis.
In my May 7, 2021 Blog Post (“The Pandemic’s End Ends Not the Pain”), I outlined my thoughts about the next COVID-19 challenge – dealing with the economic consequences of four (4) million years of “lost life” and the ongoing economic impact to COVID-19 Long Haulers (those suffering Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome or “PACS”). I candidly expressed my concern that these twin impacts disproportionately hit underserved and disadvantaged communities, and these impacts could last a generation or more. And I boldly suggested that it did not have to be this way – That examples from our past could give a roadmap to lessen these twin injuries and help us move forward.