CovidIQ.org was highlighted by News4Jax (WJXT4) in an interview with one of its founders, Mohammad Reza, MD, Infectious Disease Physician, Medical Director at CAN Community Health
CovidIQ was formed by a concerned group of volunteers from medical, epidemiological, behavioral science, engineering and IT backgrounds. We are hoping to get ahead of the coronavirus pandemic by providing real time data about COVID-19 outbreaks. Start by texting “TOGETHER” to 203-204-9964 to take a short SMS survey.
Don’t forget to share and help the community protect itself from the COVID-19 epidemic.
Facilitated by TrepHub, a group of doctors and information technology specialists from all over the country has combined to create a non-profit that will give users and local, state and federal government agencies more information about the novel coronavirus. It’s called CovidIQ.org
“Trying to help our community, our country to get ahead of this virus by several days, weeks if we can, to figure out where the next hotspot is,” said Mohammed Reza, a Jacksonville-based infectious disease doctor.
Reza, along with other professionals across the U.S. from healthcare and IT, founded the non-profit site where people can report their COVID-19 symptoms. Reza encourages those who don’t have symptoms to participate too.
Just text “TOGETHER” to 203-204-9964 and follow the directions.
Just part of the volunteer force that helped TrepHub move in to the new building.
An Interesting Year for Startups…
2016 was a very interesting year, as many would probably say, but it was particularly interesting for TrepHub and the Startup Community in the Space Coast. While there were some rough patches, all in all, it was a year of growth. The Startups at TrepHub grew, the Startup & Tech Community in the Space Coast grew and there are now at least four places in additional to TrepHub that I can think of, off the top of my head, that are dedicated to serving geeks and budding Treps. Space Coast FabLab, Melbourne Makerspace, Groundswell & FIT Student Incubator (and I’m sure there are more) are all doing a fabulous job of making sure techies feel at home in the Space Coast. Even monolithic companies, previously known for applying daily beatings to their engineering staff (yes, I’m kidding), have begun to realize that those talented engineers need to be treated better (or they’ll come to TrepHub and launch a Multi-Million Dollar Startup & leave!)