We all know it takes extreme measures to fight COVID-19 and that health care workers and other essential workers, many of them union, are risking their health each day when they leave their home to go to work. But there are opportunities for all of us to help in the fight.
The Mount Sinai Health System has launched STOP COVID NYC, a web-based app to capture the symptoms and spread of COVID-19 in New York City. The hospital is seeking citywide participation to survey the spread of COVID-19 and enhance medical response to the pandemic. The web app, now available by texting “COVID” to 64722, allows all NYC residents to enroll in the tool to monitor their symptoms. We want feedback from as many people as possible, including those who are healthy and sick, young and old. This is a survey about New Yorkers, for New Yorkers. Learn more here.
Another way to get involved is through Mount Sinai’s Plasma Donation Program. In an effort to save lives, and with guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Mount Sinai has begun treating COVID-19 patients with an antibody treatment called “human convalescent plasma.” People who have recovered from COVID-19, have high levels of immunity in the form of antibodies in their blood that can be transfused into very sick COVID-19 patients. If you or someone you know had COVID-19 at least 21 days ago and all of the symptoms are now gone, please complete a form to see if you qualify to donate blood. You could help save a life.
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Be well New Yorkers.