1  in 5
COVID-19 Cases will be Health Care Workers

 
Unlucky for us, nurses and doctors are not immune to this novel human virus. There's no treatment or cure. Nearly 200 healthcare professionals have died during the two week "shelter in place" -designed to "flatten the curve" and ease hospital impacting. In more than 100 years, the institution of modern medicine has never been faced with this kind of challenge.
 

Currently, our human heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency are almost singularly shouldered with burden of lack of access to protective equipment, ventilators, CPAP machines, and blood.

 

 It's time for we the people to lend a hand.

Our Healthcare Industry

Response of many health care organizations to the reduction in primary and elective care has been to reduce staff providing those services. Emplyment in health care declined  by an estimated 43,000 people from mid-February through mid-March and has undoubtedly declined further since then. Approximately half the cost of primary care practices is attributable to salaries, so furloughs help ensure solvency. But bills will have to be paid and remaining costs cannot be reduced as much. Tha bank accounts of many practices are not large enough to absorb long-term shutdown.

43,000 furloughed

16,000 infected

"It is like a war zone here. They're rationing one surgical mask per employee per day and we don't have access to N95s or face shields, yet we're expected to take care of COVID-19 positive patients. We're getting a huge influx of COVID-19 patients."

Nurses and physicians have taken to working 48-hour shifts in the same surgical mask in order to save as many lives as possible.

(Picture: AsiaWire/@rojaklah88)

Famed pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Goodrich died on 3/30 in NY from COVID-19. As of writing this on 3/31 12:03 PM, NY has 75,795 cases vs. China's total 81,518 cases.

(Picture: Krisanne Johnson/Verbatim for CNN)

Our Approach

Listening
We have non-slip clogs on the floors of COVID-19 units and are personally reading every email and text/FB/WhatsApp message.
Vetting
Data
Pipeline

Volunteer

Volunteer

Want to donate your skills and time?

Volunteer with us!

Please email admin@ppeforhcp.com
(Doctors and engineers, please email Sophia directly at sophia@armadyllo.org for expedited onboarding)

Want to donate your skills and time?

Volunteer with us!

Please email admin@ppeforhcp.com
(Doctors and engineers, please email Sophia directly at sophia@armadyllo.org for expedited onboarding)

Want to share?

Please reach out to us!

We are actively working with partners to share data on PPE requests, demand, supplier qualifications, and predictive insights. Please reach out to admin@ppeforhcp.com to discuss partnership opportunities.

Partners

Partners

We are actively working with partner to share data on PPE requests, demand, supplier qualifications, and predictive insights

Please reach out to admin@ppeforhcp.com to discuss partnership opportunities

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Help Us Reach Our
Fundraising Goal

In a time of "social distancing," "shelter in place," national emergency, pandemic, lost income, and talks of recession -your local community health centers need you more than ever. Help us buy 100,000 additional masks to support our front lines now.
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Connect with Us

For a direct line of access to us, please text or WhatsApp Sophia at: +1.425.961.3003. You can email admin@ppeforhcp.com and we'll make sure to return your message within 4 hours.
Copyright © 2020 PPEforHCP Limited (a pending California non-profit corporation). Feel free to share this freely in good faith. This project was initiated by biodata scientist and rare disease advocate Sophia Boettcher, but made possible by many. With all hands on deck, we can beat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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