Just as COVID-19 numbers are starting to subside in the U.S., the Delta variant is creating havoc in much of the rest of the world. My Kiwi cousin, for example, shared that Wellington, NZ, is already at a “Level 2” alert, one short of lockdown, because just one man, who later tested positive for the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID, visited from Sydney – where cross-state borders are now closed.
With our country likely to miss President Biden’s “70% vaccinated” goal by July 4th (HHS is now touting 300 million vaccines in his first 150 days), and only 45% fully vaccinated, Dr. Fauci is calling the highly contagious Delta variant the “greatest threat” to our eliminating COVID.
After hearing “What’s Up“, during our Members’ Discussion, we’ll look to hear from our Members onsite – and those ZOOMING in – what you’d recommend the Bay Area (the country and ROW) do to prepare for another possible surge. After all, many of you had front-line experience dealing with multiple COVID-19 surges in 2020 – and developed best practices that could minimize the potential impact of the Delta variant in 2021.
Then, our Featured Speaker, Walt Vernon, CEO of Mazzetti, will share highlights of how Mazzetti’s engineers have helped hospitals across the country and around the world minimize intra-facility COVID transmission through their “Guidance for Management of COVID-19 in Healthcare Facilities.” And he’ll discuss work he is doing with Don Berwick and other National Academy of Medicine healthcare luminaries who’ve developed an “Action Collaborative” committed to reducing carbon emissions in Healthcare – 50% by 2030 (2010 baseline), 100% by 2050.
Walt Vernon, besides leading an international firm of hundreds of engineers and tech/IT consultants, is passionately concerned about protecting us from the greatest (non-pandemic) threat to humanity: climate change. And that’s why organizations like Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Universities, UC Med Centers, HCA, Banner Health, St. Joseph Health System, and the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center look to Mazzetti to create healthier, enduring environments.
Our San Francisco Healthcare Round Table meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. We have been meeting via ZOOM since April, and look forward to meeting again in person – once we can do so safely, hopefully early in the New Year.
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