Situational Analysis – January 25, 2021

It’s Monday and National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. Coincidentally, it is also National Fun at Work Day. Live it up!

Over the weekend, we lost both Hank Aaron and Larry King. We also lost Rufino Rodriguez, a 65-year old respiratory therapist in UVRMC’s NICU who died of COVID-19. Originally a physician in Guatemala, he became a respiratory therapist in the states. He spent more than 30 years helping over 35,000 babies – including one of my daughters. He was a key member of the LifeFlight team picking up tiny babies. His friends and co-workers gathered on his last night, shining lights into his room and the LifeFlight helicopter doing a fly-by outside his hospital window. Rufino, who spent his life helping babies breathe, died, out of breath, from COVID. If you only have time for one thing today, watch this short story on his life and death. I can’t help but be moved by it. 



39 days to the end of the 2021 Utah Legislature (3/5/21)
79 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021)
95 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)