|Club RI Representative Chris Ashcraft (and Executive Director at CPAC)
reported on the fight against polio. If we don't completely eliminate it, it could
rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years. The goal is achievable because
we have the tools and vaccines to reach all the kids. As an investment, the $9
billion cost nets a $40 to $50 billion benefit in the next 20 years. Our efforts
have strengthened the global disease control system, and the stage is set for our
next global health initiative.
||Secretary Michael Pease used mathematics to illustrate what thinking
outside the box might be. 3 people who report an object as being a
square, a circle, and a triangle might all be right, since a 3-dimensional
object can have all 3 silhouettes. He used probability trees to analyze a
conflict situation, then showed the best solution required a creative leap
beyond that analysis.