COVID PreCheck in the News
COVID PreCheck on CBS17
New app can communicate to others about your COVID-19 status after self test
Nitin Desai, MD, COVID Precheck’s Chief Medical Officer in Forbes Magazine
Congratulations On Your Vaccination! (You Can’t Return To Normal Just Yet)
“Herd immunity with mass vaccination is possible by the end of 2021 if more than 80 to 90 percent of the population is vaccinated,” said Nitin Desai, MD, private practitioner and chief medical officer of COVID Pre-Check. “If vaccination adoption is poor, COVID hotspots and clusters may continue to occur.” He explained.
If You’re Over 65, Watch Out for This Subtle COVID Symptom
Whether you are a 65 year old employee returning to work or you are taking care of family members who are 65, you can reduce the risks associated with COVID with a Virtual Handshake
What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine
New vaccine availability in USA from Johnson and Johnson is being deabted. Simple answer is get a vaccine if you can and fill those holes in the swiss cheese model of safety. (Use the links to assessement tool)
How Does Obesity Affect COVID-19 Vaccine Immunity?
Obesity is considered a disease by itself. COVID-19 has lead to a higher number in severe illness and deaths in Obese individuals. Interesting article here with Nitin Desai, MD , COVID Precheck Chief Medical Officer, pointing how COVID-19 vaccine may not be very effective in individuals challenged with Obesity and a multi-pronged approach remains a strong case for work place safety from COVID-19 outbreaks. The Swiss cheese model of safety explains this multilayered approach.
Spike in Child COVID-19 Cases has Parents Asking Questions, We have the Answers
NITIN DESAI, MD ON COVID IN CHILDREN
Dr. Nitin Desai: Parents can be good role models by following routine precautions and making hand washing, social distancing, and wearing masks a family activity. Limit in-person playtime and connect virtually with other children. In-person playtime should only be with the children of other families who are performing these same preventive measures.
CEOs to employees: Stay home until at least September
While companies are taking a cautious stance on getting back to the office, COVID PreCheck has created an assessment based on the Swiss cheese model to determine the level of safety in the workplace in regards to COVID-19.
This One COVID Restriction Could Last for Years, Experts Say
But for large, worldwide events to come back in full, Nitin Desai, MD, chief medical officer of COVID PreCheck, says that at least 75 percent of the world population needs to be vaccinated. This may take some time, as the “supply chain, logistics of vaccinating large populations, and a widespread acceptance of vaccines remain questionable for most countries,” Desai said. According to vaccination tracking data from Bloomberg, it will take an estimated 10 months to vaccine 75 percent of those in the U.S. And at the latest global vaccination rate, they estimate that it will take more than six years to vaccinate 75 percent of the population worldwide.
7 Ways to Get a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment if You’re 65 or Over
Once an appointment is made, seniors will need to do a little more preparation for the day they get their vaccine, Dr. Nitin Desai, chief executive officer and chief medical officer of COVID PreCheck, told Healthline
When Will the Pandemic end?
The answer can be measured in vaccinations. In the scientific community, there are conflicting definitions for when herd immunity is achieved. Is it when enough people are protected that it begins to have a measurable effect on the speed of transmission?
Employers will have to up their tech game. To have employees return to work safely, employers will have to invest in digital tools that help keep the workplace COVID free. For example, employers will screen employees to determine whether employees have been vaccinated or tested for COVID-19. A digital health passport can accelerate their journey towards digital transformation.
Employers are legally required to keep their staff safe from all known health and safety risks in the workplace, and that includes exposure to COVID-19 by their colleagues. How will employers verify who has been vaccinated and who has been tested for COVID-19?
From buying food to organizing meetings, coronavirus has completely changed how we live and work. The worst part about the pandemic is that no one was prepared for it. As restrictions increase and cases rise, companies have had to adapt on-the-fly to what is now an oscillating work environment.
Meat processing plants remain hot spots for coronavirus as some opt to reopen
Avoid becoming “The Dangerous Case of CORONA Hotbed”. Use the Swiss Cheese Model to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and creating Safe Workspaces with COVID PreCheck.
This is How to Get People Back in the Office Safely
The greatest challenge facing HR departments is the unknown. Every business has had to adapt to a work environment that is constantly changing and being threatened by coronavirus…
The problem is that to be effective, contact tracing apps need to be nearly ubiquitous. Some estimate that for contact-tracing apps to stop the spread of COVID-19, adoption would need to be at least 60% of the population. If only a small proportion of people a user comes in contact with are using the app, the app is worthless or could even be harmful because the app’s indications will be highly inaccurate and could even instill a false sense of security.
Unbelievable! We are still talking about resorting to fax machines and paper records for health data interoperability. I should be able to retrieve my COVID-19 Immunization Record with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Application Programming Interface (APIs) and using an app of my choice such as COVID PreCheck and Health Wizz.
Vaccination record card? Really? Isn't that like driving a horse buggy on an eight-lane highway? In today's digital era, why not make immunization record part of a digital health passport such as COVID PreCheck.