Author: Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker is a policy and business strategist and author of four books including YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World and the global bestseller THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. Read more about her at

News of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and other senior lawmakers in Washington being diagnosed with COVID-19 not long after the annual Gridiron dinner, gave me a feeling of déjà vu. Around this time last year, as eager as I was for public health measures to ease, I had a sinking feeling that many of them were being lifted too soon. And then, just as things were starting to feel more normal, we had the delta outbreak. I get a similar knot in my stomach today. With majorities of populations in many countries now vaccinated, governments in many parts of…

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