eTrueNorth Actively Participating in Operation Warp Speed via The Fight Is In Us Campaign

Chief Medical Officer Dave Amin, MD, serves on three committees with the purpose of developing, manufacturing and distributing convalescent plasma and other therapeutics and diagnostics

Launched in May 2020 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Operation Warp Speed is likely best known for its goal to produce and deliver 300 million doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by January 2021. Operation Warp Speed is a public-private partnership that includes various government agencies including the FDA, NIH and private firms. Together, private industry and the government are working in partnership to fight this pandemic.

eTrueNorth is more than proud to be actively involved in three Operation Warp Speed sanctioned committees. Our Chief Medical Officer Dave Amin, MD, is leading our involvement. While the most important work Operation Warp Speed is performing is clearly vaccines, this group is also working on efforts to treat those with the disease, preventing hospitalizations and, more importantly, deaths.

In the last six months alone, eTrueNorth has enabled more than 1.5 million COVID-19 tests. We have become a major source of COVID-19 data in this country. We consider our involvement in Operation Warp Speed a privilege. Below is a short description of Dr. Amin’s involvement with Operation Warp Speed:

  • Research Committee – eTrueNorth is involved in a research study with the goal of identifying COVID-19 survivors that could become plasma “super donors.” These individuals have neutralizing antibodies to fight COVID-19. The idea is to as quickly as possible identify “super donors,” encourage plasma donation and utilize plasma with neutralizing antibodies as a treatment for newly infected individuals.
  • Marketing Committee – eTrueNorth joined the The Fight Is In Us campaign. This broad-based national campaign encourages all individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma that may help others diagnosed with the virus. eTrueNorth is proactively communicating via email with all individuals who receive a COVID-19 positive test result from the drive-through specimen collection sites it coordinates across the country.
  • Distribution & Collection Committee – eTrueNorth, working with its partner Privis Health, has implemented a program where a registered nurse contacts COVID-19 survivors via telephone to directly encourage plasma donation. Through another partnership with Blood Centers of America, this committee is learning that when a nurse contacts a COVID-19 survivor, a higher percentage of individuals agree to donate.

Operation Warp Speed is bringing together the best private firms to work collaboratively to identify, test and eventually implement new ways to flight COVID-19. eTrueNorth is already enabling all the surge, high-volume drive-through specimen collection sites today. In total, we coordinate 700 specimen collection sites in the US. Our work with Operation Warp Speed is a further extension of our commitment to help Americans with the pandemic.

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