Urgent Need to fund new Model in COVID-19 fight

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The IDEA Foundation is the leading source of funding for an innovative public health intervention model that addresses all aspects of infectious disease outbreaks.  Social distancing does work but it is not sustainable.  Isolation and separation has real mental health implications.  The economic impact of social distancing on mental and physical health is not yet known but we do know economic loss and poverty correlate with poor health outcomes.   The government is focused on the number of dead and acute care.  They have gone all in on a vaccine solution when they have never succeeded developing a vaccine for a coronavirus in the past. The common cold is still around.  Influenza vaccines are only 10-60% effective.   If they succeed this time great but given the odds its best to be prepared for if they do not.

This new model is a simple solution to a complex problem utilizing existing private sector institutions and business.  The simple version is its IDENTIFY, STRATIFY, and FORTIFY.   Identify those who have immunity and get them back into the economy; identify potential plasma donors and identify those likely to end up hospitalized.  Intervene before a person is sick to prevent hospitalization.  Determine if risk factors are correctable or not.  Fix what can be fixed, and shield the most vulnerable. The model is reproducible quickly and on a large scale because it integrates with existing capabilities augmenting their effects.   It gives public health officials know if there is a new outbreak so they can implement the existing protocols to contain it.  For those who have recovered,  the interventions are designed to help restore their health, fortify the immune system and prevent lifelong complications of the disease.  The best part is it is cost effective saving hundreds of millions of dollars at the state and local levels by tapping in to community resources already in place and preventing any more unneeded stress on the hospital system and more importantly helps keep our nurses and doctors safe and healthy. 

While politicians debate NHS will be saving lives.  With public funding tied up due to politics and the fiscal year, without donations this solution may never be utilized and social distancing and isolation will become the new normal.


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Matt Rhodes 
Scottsdale, AZ
IDEA Foundation Inc. 
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