Friday, March 20, 2020

Covid-19 Time to Fight Back..

Image result for turn the tide memeAs we all start to understand the new normal and most of us are sitting in self quarantine.
It's easy to get depressed and angry. 

But something started this morning which I hope is the start of a new trend and one I hope you all will join. 

The Majority of the emails I am getting on Covid-19 started not to worry about how to prepare and business plans etc.  
But rather how to Fight Back and Stop the Virus from Spreading. 

As members of the healthcare supply chain we all have a unique opportunity to fight back and actually turn the tide of this Pandemic. 

While I don't directly endorse any of these organizations I applaud their efforts and suggest we all start doing the same.. 
Share information, share products and inventory levels when possible.  
Work together to get this information to the people that need it. 

Government is on board as the US Govt has approved an Executive Order on Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of Covid-19 

The law gives the government more control during emergencies to direct industrial production. Specifically, the National Association of Manufacturers has been asked by the White House to seek volunteers who can donate and provide and/or produce within two weeks, large-scale quantities of critical supplies to help the nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to participate, please click the link below to fill out the interest form. (Hat tip to IDN Summit for Sharing) 

FDA has relaxed inspections and is pushing hard to facilitate treatment for a cure..
 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Continues to Facilitate Development of Treatments
Check out the newsroom for latest FDA Guidance

Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) 
HDA has created a response page with STATE AND LOCAL RESPONSE INFORMATION 

IDN Summit have also created a resource page to share your information (link below) and have created a COVID-19 Resources page for providers to use to source supplier contact information for products and services that are currently needed. 

If you have a product or service that providers could benefit from at this time, please email IDN Summit & Reverse Expo <> with the following information: 

  • Product / Service
  • Contact Information (Name, Phone, & Email)
  • Website
  • Any supporting documentation/spec sheets that can be posted alongside your contact information.

If you are feeling like what's the point or what can one person do, everything helps.

"He who saves the life of one man saves the entire world."

Feel like we all needed a little pick me up this week.

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