In less than 1 week, we've self-funded 
20,650 medical face masks,
6,000 nitrile gloves,
400 isolation suits &
2,560 bottles of hand sanitizer

to give away to HCPs in need across the country

Nurses and doctors are our front line and last lifeline.

We're all in. Are you with us?

As of writing this on 3/31, New York is poised to exceed the total number of cases confirmed in all of China by next week. Symptomatic patients are going back home instead of to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, where a refrigerated truck has been recruited to hold all the bodies. (Picture: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

1 in 5

It's estimated that around 1 in 5 COVID-19 cases will be healthcare workers. Places like Minnesota are already reporting that happening.

As a nation, we are facing a realistic worst-case estimate of 40-70% of Americans falling seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. That's 214 million citizens -- old, chronically ill, young, and healthy.

Unlucky for us, nurses and doctors are not immune to this novel human virus. There's no treatment or cureNearly 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.

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. (Picture: Krisanne Johnson/Verbatim for CNN). As of writing this on 3/31 12:03 PM, NY has 75,795 cases vs. China's total 81,518 cases.

Our Approach

As of 3/30 our datasets are merging with ProjectN95, PPECoalition, and GetUsPPE to create a centralized, standardized repository for clinicians, researchers, and public health officials. We're mapping shortage hotspots based on requests from the front lines and sending reinforcements before it's too late. 

Inspired by Dr. Ed Livingston's "Call to Ideas" in the JAMA, we set out to procure a multi-threaded PPE supply chain pipeline with multiple redundancies to attenuate critical fail points. On 2/26 we finished prototyping and testing an anti-tamper, latex-free flat fold medical face mask design that could exceed BFE (99.1% vs 3M™ Standard Procedure Mask's > 95%)/PFE (95.6% vs. 3M™ Standard Procedure Mask's n/a) standards while eliminating the need for dwindling supply of knit elastic. On 3/27 we filed a provisional patent application with the USPTO: 29729526. Currently, we're producing these as "last resort" medical face masks at a Chinese factory that produces FDA-certified PPE and are working with US factories to replicate the process. You can keep track of our FDA device listing assignment details here. The process is currently being executed under the advisement of an FDA officer and adhering to FDA guidelines set forth during the pandemic.

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)

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