Public health

Nonprofit Volunteer Surge Launches Effort to Recruit, Train and Deploy 1,000,000 Volunteer Health Workers in Communities across the U.S.

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 3:01pm

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Volunteer Surge, a nonprofit consortium, announced today the launch of a new initiative to recruit, train and deploy 1,000,000 volunteer health workers to address surging health care needs during the COVID 19 epidemic.

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  • WASHINGTON, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Volunteer Surge, a nonprofit consortium, announced today the launch of a new initiative to recruit, train and deploy 1,000,000 volunteer health workers to address surging health care needs during the COVID 19 epidemic.
  • To become trained, volunteers will complete an approximately 30-hour, fully-online Community Health Worker Course developed by Cinematic Health Education in consultation with the Yale School of Public Health.
  • Get a volunteer assignment in your community, or do health support work at home by phone.
  • VolunteerSurge.org is a nonprofit initiative to recruit, train and surge 1,000,000 health care workers into our system to support front-line doctors and nurses and to assist vulnerable populations during the national emergency.

Digital Ally, Inc. Partners With Trust Think Products to Provide Protection and Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic for First Responders

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 1:30pm

Danolyte, is a one-step disinfectant cleaner designed for cleaning and disinfecting hard, non-porous environmental surfaces in health-care facilities.

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  • Danolyte, is a one-step disinfectant cleaner designed for cleaning and disinfecting hard, non-porous environmental surfaces in health-care facilities.
  • Danolyte disinfectant is a powerful antimicrobial fluid for use across a broad spectrum of applications, yet gentle enough for use on baby toys.
  • Stan Ross, CEO of Digital Ally, Inc., stated Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we have partnered with Trust Think Products to provide first responders with vital disinfecting products that they can trust to provide defenses against the spread of the coronavirus disease as well as many others.
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Telidyne Announces New Mobile App for Detection of Coronavirus and Other Infectious Diseases

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 1:45pm

The Company has started the development work and expects to have a Beta version ready in 2 to 3 months.

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  • The Company has started the development work and expects to have a Beta version ready in 2 to 3 months.
  • To stop the spread of an infectious disease, health officials need to find and isolate an infected person quickly and digital contact tracing is a mainstay of infectious disease control.
  • This novel interactive mobile App will not violate any privacy laws as it will ask users to voluntarily provide their health and personal information into the mobile app.
  • This new mobile app will provide extremely beneficial information to Medical professionals, research facilities and Governments in treating the infectious diseases including COVID-19.

Hand Sanitizer Price Gouging Gets E-Commerce Store Shut Down

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 11:45pm

The e-commerce store was soon shut down and banned by Facebook for "taking advantage of a crisis" after thousands flagged and reported the post for price gouging.

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  • The e-commerce store was soon shut down and banned by Facebook for "taking advantage of a crisis" after thousands flagged and reported the post for price gouging.
  • Suddenly, we're being accused of price gouging and being told we're terrible for trying to take advantage of people, all because we sell our hand sanitizer for $9.99," said Zamo.
  • Honestly, selling our sanitizer for the current price is barely covering production cost, we just wanted to make it available because we know it's hard to find.
  • Last week it was officially made illegal to price gouge during the current pandemic, which is classified by raising a products price over 10%.Zamo commented, " We actually lowered the price of our hand sanitizer two weeks ago .

Fenway Health Commends FDA for New Blood Donation Guidance Amid COVID-19 Health Emergency

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 9:10pm

The new guidance was one of four recommendations for blood donation announced today to increase the nation's blood supply, which has reached dangerously low levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • The new guidance was one of four recommendations for blood donation announced today to increase the nation's blood supply, which has reached dangerously low levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • "As we adapt to meet the critical needs of our health care system during this public health emergency, we must be guided by science and research.
  • Additionally, the new guidance reduces the recommended blood donation deferral period from 12 months to three months for people who have received tattoos or piercings.
  • The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues.

Hydrite® to Donate Hydri-San™ 3C Hand Sanitizer to Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:34pm

HYDRI-SAN 3C Hand Sanitizer is specially formulated according to the World Health Organization's and Food and Drug Administration's guidelines issued during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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  • HYDRI-SAN 3C Hand Sanitizer is specially formulated according to the World Health Organization's and Food and Drug Administration's guidelines issued during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • Hydri-San 3C Hand Sanitizer is an extremely effective hand sanitizer designed to combat COVID-19 and is effective at reducing bacteria on skin that could potentially cause disease.
  • Hydri-San 3C is an effective hand sanitizer that does not require hands to be rinsed with water after use and contains a moisturizer to prevent drying of hands.
  • As a company, we have taken this step to donate the Hydri-San 3C hand sanitizer as a response to efforts in preventing the further spread of COVID-19."

CV19 Lab Testing Dashboard powered by hc1 launched to support public health response with detailed national lab testing trends

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

CV19Dashboard.org meets the critical need for public health officials and healthcare institutions to gain detailed insight into current lab testing trends."

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  • CV19Dashboard.org meets the critical need for public health officials and healthcare institutions to gain detailed insight into current lab testing trends."
  • The CV19 Lab Testing Dashboard is available as a free public health service to individuals directly involved with implementing policies and delivering care to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Already noted for its life-saving potential, the CV19 Lab Testing Dashboard project was recognized as a Spotlight Project in Datavant's Pandemic Response Hackathon on April 1.
  • Accredited COVID-19 testing labs are encouraged to learn more and support this important public health initiative by visiting https://cv19dashboard.org/join.html .

Cutter® Insect Repellents Starts Producing and Donating Hand Sanitizer to Help During COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200403005071/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200403005071/en/
    Hand Sanitizer from the makers of Cutter Brand.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    In two short weeks, the Blacksburg team formulated and pivoted manufacturing to produce hand sanitizer, a much-needed product during this unprecedented pandemic.
  • The team then began supplying the hand sanitizer to all 15 Spectrum Brands facilities and offices across the U.S. to promote the safety of the organizations employees.
  • In addition to supplying hand sanitizer to employees and facilities, Cutter brand will donate hand sanitizer to local organizations across the communities in which Spectrum Brands has operations.

Advisory - Homemade hand sanitizers may present health risks

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:13pm

Issue: Health Canada is warning Canadians about the potential health risks of making and using homemade hand sanitizers to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Issue: Health Canada is warning Canadians about the potential health risks of making and using homemade hand sanitizers to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • OTTAWA, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Health Canada is warning Canadians about the potential health risks of making and using homemade hand sanitizers, as homemade recipes and products are becoming increasingly common online.
  • Homemade formulas may also present other health risks, such as skin irritation, increased sensitivity or allergies.
  • Health Canada is working to provide Canadians with greater access to health products that would help limit the spread of COVID-19, including hand sanitizers.

BioIQ Appoints Public Health Advisory Board to Support COVID-19 Population Health Efforts

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 9:41pm

ATLANTA, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioIQ , a healthcare engagement andclinical adherence technology platform company, announces the formation of a Public Health Advisory Board.

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  • ATLANTA, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioIQ , a healthcare engagement andclinical adherence technology platform company, announces the formation of a Public Health Advisory Board.
  • Those appointed to the BioIQ Public Health Advisory Board include:
    BioIQ continues to onboard additional advisors.
  • Board members' collective expertise in public health crisis management will help the company prioritize COVID-19 testing program efforts, which will focus initially on vulnerable populations, healthcare workers and those supporting critical infrastructure.
  • "We assembled this public health advisory group based on our desire to be as informed as we possibly can during this epidemic and beyond," said BioIQ Chief Medical Officer Joshua Sclar MD, MPH.