“Mr Fix-it” Takes On Pandemic Vaccine RollOut; Management Consultant, Jeff Zients, to Implement Different Approach to Ramp Up of National Shot Schedule;

FIX IT SERIES 2021 – People Making Things Happen

SITUATION:
The COVID Management by previous administration did not work.

SIGNIFICANCE:
Need to revamp the entire pandemic response is top priority

SOLUTION:
New Admin seeks to put Science back into the Government’s response.
Biden has entrusted “Mr. Fixit” to be the coordinator of Task Force.
Jeff Zients regarded as perfect choice to fix the mess.
Called Mr. Fixit because his work in the Obama administration & business success.

SAYS:
“You need someone to be the conductor of the orchestra” – Tom Frieden. Former Head of CDC

SOURCE:
LAT 01 21 2021, Perspectives
“Mr. Fix It” to lead COVID Fight”

SOME BACKGROUND ON JEFF ZIENTS:
Zients is a successful business executive and experienced government official.
Was the director of the National Economic Council under previous adminstrations
Also acting director of the Office of Management and Budget in 2010 & 2013.
Helped to run Advisory Board, a healthcare research company.
Including  its spin-off the Corporate Executive Board. Made much money.

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