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Best Practice Locations For COVID-19 Pop Up Vaccination Clinics In Areas With Low Vaccination Rates

Research has found that McDonald's Restaurants have become popular social gathering spots in both low income and middle income neighborhoods.  People gather at these McDonald's locations for activities as diverse as Bingo games and Prayer Groups.  DHS/FEMA and their COVID-19 Vaccination Program partners should explore forming a partnership with McDonald's Corporation to use Center For Disease Control (CDC) and John Hopkins... more »

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Transitioning COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts into Underserved Community Locations

The news media has been reporting a significant drop in the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations being administered on a daily basis in the United States. A myriad of factors have been reported as causes of this drop in the number of people going to existing vaccination sites, including geographic location of the vaccination centers currently in use not having convenient enough access for people in underserved communities to... more »

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Try to get the pharmaceuticals of Puerto Rico to get involved in the production of the vaccines. They can ship to the Caribbean us territories and the mainland. Produce for the population in PR. It does not make sense to ship when they have the capacity. In fact, what could do is to add some temporary division areas for the mass production and hire additional people which there is a good supply of labor at lower cost... more »

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Maximizing Public Assistance at Federal Coronavirus Vaccination Sites

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently providing assistance in setting up Mass Coronavirus Vaccination site locations where eligible members of the public can receive COVID-19 (Covid) vaccination shots. These sites are designed to vaccinate anywhere from hundreds to many thousands of people a day. The Pandemic of 2020-21 has caused large-scale financial problems... more »

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Recommendations to Ensure Equitable COVID-19 Vaccination Access Among U.S. Disadvantaged and Marginalized Populations

At a United States Senate Hearing held in the Spring of 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders stated that "[i]f and when the vaccine comes, it won't do somebody any good if they don't get it." COVID-19 [Covid] infectious disease is a severe public health crisis and the administration of vaccines to inhibit this disease is a Global task. But the Covid inoculation process for socially disadvantaged persons in America, needs to be... more »

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Recommendations to Increase the Visibility and Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Distribution Ptocess

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, President Biden told the nation that "[W}e are in a national emergency, and it's time we treated it like one." A number of states and local jurisdictions have recently complained that they are running out of doses of the vaccines, and/or do not have any information on how many doses they are being sent, or when and where those doses will arrive. The current vaccine distribution system does... more »

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Recommendations to Speed Up the Delivery Process of COVID-19 Vaccinations

There have been conflicting reports in the media regarding what factors are slowing down the delivery and administration of COVID-19 vaccinations. However, the overarching reality is that the pace of administering these vaccines needs to ramp up on an immediate basis. According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), in order for the U.S. to vaccinate approximately 80% of our population to reach herd immunity by June... more »

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Recommendations for COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site Setup and Operations

Many Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Jurisdictions use drive-through mass vaccination clinics (hereafter MVCs) as part of their Medical Countermeasures (MCM) Response Plan. The goal of such clinics is to serve the most people needing vaccination in the shortest amount of time feasible. After conducting an overview of studies done on the efficiency and advantages of MVC operations, the following information... more »

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Update to COVID-19 Vaccination improved roll-out ideas

The January 11, 2020, NBC Nightly News broadcast ran a story mentioning the Philly Fighting COVID organization. This group brought together software engineers and scientists to create an electronic vaccine registration software program. The news story quoted the founder of this organization stating that their software greatly simplifies and increases the speed of mass registration for COVID-19 vaccinations. He additionally... more »

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Pandemic Proof Society: Mandatory Masks on Public Transit

Coronavirus has demonstrated that the US is frighteningly vulnerable to the appearance of another pandemic. We are on track to lose more people to Coronavirus than every one of our wars individually. We have already lost more Americans than many of our wars COMBINED.

Though it is difficult to say, Coronavirus is not the worst pandemic to come. It is far gentler than what may be out there. This is frightening, because... more »

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Point of Entry Screening for Coronavirus

I recently saw 4 American airports and noted that none of them performed any form of Coronavirus screening for arrivals or departures. While all airports had nearly universal mask use, ensuring passengers were relatively safe during travel, this does nothing to stop the seeding of Coronavirus in other communities, especially at events such as family dinner.

Although this can come off as a theoretical concern, it must... more »

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COVID upswing coincides with 9/11

This could simply be a coincidence, but I feel I should report it.

I was looking at the daily number of new cases of COVID nationwide and I notice that it peaked on July 16, dropped to a minimum in mid-September, and since then has been rising dramatically. I did some mathematical analysis and discovered that the date the number of new case began increasing was Sept 12. This set off alarm bells in my head because it's... more »

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Amendment to Presidential Proclamation 10014 to reunite families of LPRs

Consider adding an amendment and resume visa issuance to spouses of Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs). Currently there's an exemption under PP 10014 for spouses of US citizens but spouses of LPRs are not included. LPRs are taxpayers as well, and deserve to be reunited with their loved ones.

COVID-19 protocols and other conditions might be set in place and review issuance on a case by case basis as suggested for other... more »

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Exempt family members from travel restrictions

Exempt family members without the age and marital status status criteria. It is easy to document at border control with official paperwork, and it allow families to be reunited with their loved ones. Quarantine and testing could be imposed.

Denmark, Norway and Austria are successfully putting these loosen measures it in place in a safe matter, so I believe that the US could be just as successful.

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