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A database of Covid-19 free customers
What is the Patented Covid Safe list?
A temporary solution to the obvious problems whether testing negative or vaccinated
No one wants to get sick. We know that. And no business wants to go out of business and close after working for years. Right now people are forced to take a risk. If I go to the restaurant how do I know people working there or eating there aren’t contagious? The truth is you don’t.
Let’s expand the thinking to things bigger than the restaurant. Are you comfortable getting on a plane with a hundred people randomly spread throughout the plane regardless of whether they are wearing a mask or not? I am not willing to take that risk because just wearing a mask does not minimize MY risk enough.
Whether you test negative or have had either or both doses of the vaccine, businesses need to know in order to maintain safety for staff and customers.
INCREASE REVENUE WHILE INCREASING SAFETY FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS
- Living Facilities
- Hotel Floors
- & All Other Service Industry Businesses
PLANE AND SIMPLE
Now there are two possible ways to be safer and offer the public choices for safety and returning to life as we know it. With vaccinations proliferating and more and more people having both doses of some vaccines or even the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson or other single dose vaccines, the CovidSafeList is even more important. Would you be willing to get on that plane if you knew that you and the others all had tested negative or carried the antibodies within a recent timeframe? Is that foolproof? No, there is always the chance that someone on the plane has become positive since their negative test. However, the chance of that is clearly less than knowing NOTHING about any other flyers on the plane. Would you feel more comfortable going into a restaurant that had nights where are customers had tested negative or contained the antibodies? Probably the answer is yes because absent any test whatsoever we have ZERO idea whether someone was asymptomatic or positive which is likely more dangerous than anything. Just the fear of wondering is threatening enough.
So the Covid Safe List provides the only level of comfort available…until some medications or temporary level of protection is available to the public and/or the vaccine is given to the public which we will list as well. 2021 will open more doors to normal life. That will mean more businesses or even countries will likely mandate some proof of people’s negative results or proof of vaccination with the CDC official card indicating the time, location and brand of the injections given.
Put yourself on the Covid Safe List!
- • Received a vaccination recently
- • Have the Antibodies
- • Recently tested negative
This is not a guarantee of safety but it certainly increases the odds of safety…..knowing something is better than knowing nothing…just like seeing others wearing a mask is more comforting than being surrounded by crowds where no one is wearing a mask. Having been vaccinated is a major step to normalcy. Remember making sure everyone has had the vaccine and/or a test is one component of being closer to reducing the spread so no matter what, being a part of the Covid Safe List is better for you and the population in general helping move to a healthier outcome.
Is there any disadvantage to being a member of the corona safe list? Nope. Unless you consider the yearly charge to be prohibitive. The simplicity of going to the website and uploading your documentation is about as simple as it gets. All of your documentation remains totally private. You choose who gets to use it or see it. There are multiple advantages afforded you in being a part of the Covid Safe List.
If safety is of concern to you and getting back to enjoying travel or going out….our registry provides the first and only step in that direction. Sadly, there is no projected timeframe for the spread of cases to diminish. And Americans are not going to remain cooped up for many more months or years.
THINK ABOUT IT!
As a result, there will have to be some baby steps helping what was normal to get back partially one step at a time. So, it is our contention that the first step is to reduce any possible exposure by limiting those on the registry to some level of additional safety. The CovidSafeList becomes your passport to freedom. Vaccines are available and soon it will be necessary to prove you have had the vaccine.
We do envision airlines, cruise lines, restaurants and other contained businesses will benefit, as will the registry participants, in attending specialized flights, cruises or evenings out where you are joined by those that also have been vaccinated, tested negative or have antibodies. As we said before…..it isn’t perfect but whether it is going to Costco or getting on a plane, I prefer any increased level of safety or protection than none at all.
The Covid Safe List is a software based, interactive means for acquiring and allowing access to information pertaining to a person’s status of having or not having influenza, particularly the circa 2020 COVID-19/Coronavirus.
Actual Excerpt From Utility Patent Filing
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
The best mode for carrying out the invention is presented in terms of a preferred embodiment for a business model for an influenza status and vaccination information registry. For a long time it has been proven to be necessary for a person’s medical history to be recorded and available to a person’s doctor(s), hospitals (esp. emergency rooms) and other medical practitioners. A person’s medical history will typically include any/all medical related information, including past illnesses, medical procedures and diagnoses. Due to the extremely personal nature of the information contained in a medical history, access is limited and in most cases persmission must be granted to view a person’s medical history.
The influenza status registry (ISR) is not a comprehensive medical history. Rather, the ISR only discloses whether a person has, previously had or has not had an influenza virus as well as information pertaining to vaccine administered. To be even more specific, the ISR is actually focused on the circa 2020 COVID-19/coronavirus strain and the vaccines developed for that strain.
Currently, the most common way to determine a person’s COVID-19 status is to just ask them. For obvious reasons this method of accurately determining a person’s status can not be relied upon as 0% accurate, therefore causing this method to be extremely unreliable. Even for a person who wants to be completely honest, if that person had the virus but was asymptomatic, there is no way to accurately determine the status.
The ISR offers a solution to this problem by providing a single location which is preferably a password protected, secure website or application (APP), dedicated to acquiring, storing, and displaying a person’s test results for influenza, and particularly COVID-19 as well as information pertaining to a person’s vaccination status.
This method by which the ISR functions is accomplished by the following steps as shown in FIGURE 1:
- create a software program for acquiring, storing and displaying influenza test results from a third party medical source including a medical professional (e.g. doctor), a hospital, a medical clinic or a certified testing facility,
- allow access to software program via a dedicated website or application (APP), download the ISR software to a person’s computer and/or smart phone or tablet computer, and person signs-up/joins the ISR user group,
- after downloading software and joining user group, a user will “sign” (or otherwise grant permission) to the ISR to acquire influenza medical information from a person’s medical professional (eg. doctor), hospital, medical clinic or certified testing facility,
- have a test performed to determine a person’s influenza status which will disclose:
• person currently has influenza or COVID-19,
• person previously had influenza/COVID-19,
• person has not had influenza.
in addition to the above data, the person or medical testing entity can disclose whether the person has or had mild symptoms or severe (including requiring hospitalization) symptoms, or if the person had influenza /COVID-19 and was asymptomatic.
- the above data (as well as any other influenza/COVID-19 specific data) is uploaded to the website/app from where a user themself can access/display the data, and/or the user can designate what person(s) or entity(ies) has permission to also access/display the data.
It is important to note that the permission granted by a person for another person(s) and/or entity(ies) to access the person’s influenza/COVID-19 data or vaccination information on the website/APP is done in complete legal compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as well as other medical records protection protocols including Patient Care Management Systems (PCMS) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR). The granting of release of influenza/COVID-19 medical data or vaccination information is limited only to that which pertains to influenza/COVID-19. The release removes any/all non-related liability to a medical professional (eg. doctor), hospital, medical clinic, or certified testing facility, and liability to any person who is given permission to access/display the influenza/COVID-19 or vaccination information.
Also, access to a person’s ISR status can be selectively limited. For example, a person could allow all access, thereby permitting any person or group to access a person’s ISR status, or only specially designated and identifiable individuals can access a person’s ISR status. Another option would be to allow business entities only (either a selected business or any business) to access the ISR status. These options are chosen by person when they sign up for the ISR , and the choice(s) can be modified at any time.
The test results displayed on the ISR website/APP are used as a proof of condition. A person is provided with a physical medium such as a document or a card on which their influenza/COVID-19 status is disclosed, or a virtual display is displayed on a person’s computer, smart phone or tablet computer. These documents, cards or displays do not include comprehensive data related to the person. Rather, a simple, succinct statement such, as “ ‘person’s name’ has not contracted COVID-19 and now has antibodies”, or “ ‘person’s name’ currently has COVID-19”.
It should be noted that the ISR software can allow a person’s status to be modified This allows a person who currently has COVID-19 to wait a period of time and then when they recover can be re-tested and the status changed depending on the test results. A person who is negative one day could become positive the next day. If a medical professional, hospital, clinic or certified testing facility chooses (or in an alternate scenario is mandated) to become affiliated with the ISR , and they upload a person’s test results, they can also have as an obligation to update a person’s status if/when the person’s status changes, either positively or negatively. In lieu of this, a person would be responsible for updating/modifying their status if/when they become aware the status has changed. The update/modifying will occur within a selected amount of time, preferably only hours. A person who signs up for and uses the ISR, will be required to agree to terms of service (TOS) conditions, as well as sign a disclaimer that he/she will not use the ISR for any illegal purpose or to gain an advantage using known false data. The person will also agree if they are uploading their own test results, they will update/modify their status as soon as they become aware of a change in the status. Optimally, this requirement will have legal reprocussions if not adhered to.
In an alternate embodiment, a person who tests positive for COVID-19 does not proceed with any action since they will most likely (per statistical results) recover within a one to two week time period. Displaying test results will usually not be necessary (because the person is recovering and has no need to show that they are ill), or in worst-care scenarios such as long-term hospitalization or death, the ISR website/APP becomes superfluous/redundant.
Additionally, while the ISR is effective for use as a COVID-19 positive or negative registry, the ISR can also be used for a person’s vaccination status. Now that vaccine(s) have been developed, it is planned for a majority of the world’s population to be vaccinated. The ISR can incorporate a vaccination status along with the COVID-19 status, or a separate registry utilizing the ISR COVID-19 design parameters, can be implemented. The vaccination information can include the type of vaccination (ie, what is the person being vaccinated against); the specific drug used to vaccinate (and optionally, the manufacturer of the drug); the number of vaccinations administered, for example, a first vaccination or a second, follow-up vaccination; the date of each vaccination and/or the location where a vaccination was administered. Also, in a simplified embodiment, the vaccination information will consist of just a yes or no answer to the question of whether a person has been vaccinated. The combined information of a person’s COVID-19 status and their vaccination status would significantly increase the efficacy of the ISR . In order to provide a strong clarity of status, for both the COVID-19 status and vaccination status, a proof medium, similar to a “passport” could be utilized. This would allow an individual or business to quickly and easily view comprehensive information for any person. An additional component of the ISR vaccination information is a means by which the authenticity of the vaccination information is validated. This would allow people to be assured that the vaccination information originates from a reliable/established entity (such as the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC) and is valid to the greatest extent possible. A system such as this would be particularly effective for a situation such as a business where all of the employees are on the ISR . In this manner, the ISR would furnction as a single, one-stop method of determining/proving a person’s COVID-19 status and vaccination status.
It was been established that there are other entities attempting to implement a registry of virus or vaccination status. One such entity is the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As would be expected, unscrupulous individuals are producing and selling forged/fake status documentation, particularly vaccination information The only official proof of vaccination today is from the CDC, therefore there needs to be protection from the forged/fake documentation. The ISR addresses this problem by providing information on a person’s influenza and/or vaccination status as well as a proveable, nonduplicatable means that a person has been vaccinated and to validate the authenticity and accuracy of a certification from the CDC. Depending on how a person’s status information is displayed (either a document, a card or via a software based display on a mobile device) various types of validating means could be utilized, including a scannable code such as a QR code or barcode; an embedded strip (for physical media) or a displayed strip on a screen; a series of numbers or letters that are verifiable; a tamper-proof enclosure (for physical media) or an indication if information in software has been accessed or modified. It should be noted that these are only examples and there are other current-technology based anti-fraud devices/means that could be used. It is difficult to under emphasis the importance of being able to validate information disseminated from an agency such as the CDC. If there is no way of distinguishing genuine documentation from forged/fake documention, the production and purpose of the documentation becomes meaningless.
Since the ISR is a business model designed to produce revenue there are multiple methods to accomplish this. In order to join and use ISR a person could be required to pay either a one-time joining cost, or time based (such as monthly, bi-yearly, annually) participation fees could be charged. Users could also be allowed to join and use the ISR for free, and revenue could be produced by advertising on the website/APP. If the ISR does become popular and has a large number of users, the revenue from advertising will be extremely effective for revenue production.
The ISR can also preferably acquire a service mark and/or domain name that is unique and easily remembered. The servicemark/domain name can then be placed on apparel such as hats, T-shirts, etc. or the service mark can be used as an identifier and phrases such as “I am COVID-19 free” or “I had COVID-19 but now have the antibodies” can be displayed on an apparel item, along with the ISR service mark/domain name which acts as a bona fide for the statement.
Additionally, one of the most important functional aspects of the ISR is the integration with social media. It is established that a business can utilize the ISR as a vertification means to determine who is allowed to either the business or who will receive a service the business provides. For example, to enter a restaurant or bar, to attend a sporting or entertainment event, or to have a serviceperson come to your house for a repair, a person would need to show their ISR status document/card.
For use with social media the same principle applies. A person could simply want to let the (social media) world know their COVID-19 status, so the ISR website/APP could interface with a site such as Facebook and the person’s status would appear on the person’s Facebook homepage with the ISR servicemark/domain name to provide legitimacy and a link to the ISR website/APP and/or another entity such as the CDC. For other sites, particularly dating sites, a person’s ISR status could potentially be much more important. It would obviously be extremely beneficial, and could provide significant peace of mind. For a person searching for any type of relationship to be able to know what can be proven factual regarding a person’s COVID-19 status and/or vaccination status. While it is hopeful that most people would disclose their COVID-19 status, or just not participate in on-line dating or relationships, if they are positive. Unfortunately, there are cases where a person has COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, or a person is selfish and does not care about other people.
Additionally, the ISR website/APP will provide various information pertaining to influenza/COVID-19, including confirmed cases by region, as well as information about any prophylactic medication,vaccine or other cure/treatment that becomes available. Any ISR registered person will have a note on their status disclosing any medicine/vaccine (prescription or non-prescription) or treatment the person is taking or undergoing. There will also be an option for a person’s ISR status to display relatives, friends or associates who also contracted influenza/COVID-19. A person will also have limited space to describe the symptoms they experienced if they tested positive.
It is further envisioned that in the future, depending on how COVID-19 progresses, the ISR website/APP could contract with medical professionals, hospitals, medical clinics, or certified testing facilities to provide remote video diagnosis, thereby allowing a person who signs up on the ISR to have regular medical assessments performed without having to leave their home or office. A person could take their own temperature, report how they are feeling, report any/all problems and, most importantly, a medical practitioner can visually observe a person and see the person’s physical condition. Also, the effectiveness of a vaccine can be accurately monitored, giving medical professionals the ability to modify vaccine protocols if necessary. From all of this a person’s status could (in most cases) be accurately determined.
Regardles of how the ISR functionality is implemented and used, and how revenue is (or is not) gained, there is a genuine need for accomplishing what the ISR does. The future is uncertain and the efficacy of the now available vaccine to stop COVID-19 is not guaranteed . Therefore, having the ability to accurately determine and display a person’s COVID-19 status and/or vaccination status can only be positive. Even with a vaccine that is widely available, the ISR could result in a significant number of lives potentially being saved, and at the least, people being able to worry less above going out and interacting with others. Also, the ISR can be expanded or modified to include other diseases/viruses or vaccines, including those currently known, as well as those un-discovered as of now. For example, if the COVID-19 virus mutates into a new virus, the ISR can also be utilized for the new virus. The ISR can either have a new virus added along with the current influenza/COVID-19, or a separate ISR can be provided for the new virus and associated vaccination(s).
As new vaccines are developed, the ISR can be updated and include information pertaining to the new vaccines. Also, as forged/fake documentation, particularly pertaining to vaccination information from the CDC, is rampant, the ISR can provide means of validating any/all information from the CDC.
Also, there has currently been a major increase in the number of person’s attempting to enter/migrate both legally and illegally to the United States. A significant percent of these persons, or migrants, are unaccompanied minors. It has been estimated that approximately sixty percent of the migrants have the COVID-19 virus. Exacerbating the situation is that many of the migrants are released to various locations throughout the United States. The inclusion of the ISR/COVID Safe List as part of a person’s immigration/asylum documentation would allow the U.S. Government or other associated entity to maintain a knowledge base of who among the migrants has COVID-19, who has been vaccinated and where they are located. It would not be difficult to include the ISR/COVID Safe List into a person’s documentation. This would provide a migrant’s name, gender, age, county of origin, date of entry into the United States and location where they are residing. Having quick access to this information could result in the Government as well as other entities the ability to effectively manage the spread of COVID-19.
In conclusion, it should be known that there are positive and negative aspects to both a person’s COVID-19 status and their vaccination status. At this point, the most significant aspect is that people are concerned about safety. In order to feel safe a person needs to have some type of assurance that people they interact with previously had the COVID-19 virus and/or have been vaccinated. The most effective way to accomplish this would be to provide a form of virus and/or vaccination status verification, with established accuracy. The only truly accurate status verification would have to originate form an entity that has obtained and compiled actual validated status verification from either people receiving a vaccination or administering vaccinations. It is the purpose of this Business Model to disclose Intellectual Property that covers the development of what is known as a passport, databse comp list, registry or any other name used. Also, it is implied in the spirit of the invention that there are numerous technological means to provide verification, including but not limited to, Quick Response (QR) code, Universal Product Code (Barcode), Identification cards (with or without pictures) or pictures/printed copies of actual vaccination cards. It is important to state that the level of accuracy of, for example, a passport model will be contingent upon access to and assistance/cooperation from the CDC, who are currently the only entity possessing verifiable access to the required data.
One of the major ramifications of the ISR Business Model Intellectual Property is that if a patent is granted, any entity relying on data from the CDC in order to provide some type of passport (or other verification means) would be infringing on both the actuality of and spirit of the patent. This is an important distinction: there is no implication whether the CDC is free to use their proprietary database(s) however they deem fit. Rather, the focus is more on third-parties who are accessing and using the CDC’s data. With a granted patent, it would appear to be most logical to encourage the CDC to assist/cooperate with the patent holder to determine which entity will be able to provide the level of safety necessary to those requiring or desiring such safety. The basic fact is that any third-party using the data without the patent holder’s permission would be infringing on the patent. This also applies to any entity with personal or business reasons who is interested in the ability to provide vaccination status verification.
Another issue is that there are certain individuals who object to any type of passport/database that acquires and stores information pertaining to vaccination status. It is not the intention of the ISR business model to compromise any privacy issue, and therefore one embodiment of the ISR simply requires a yes or no answer to whether a person has been vaccinated. While some people feel the disclosing of any “medical” related information is an invasion of privacy, it should be noted that everyone has a right not to be exposed to a deadly virus. Especially if the means to prevent exposure are available.
And finally, as previously disclosed, the production and distribution of forged/fake vaccination cards has become extremely pervasive. A great deal of controversy and polarization has developed around questions/issues of determining what/which vaccination card(s) are legitimate. Again, an entity that would be able to determine whether an individual has actually received vaccine would have to either be the CDC or have access to the CDC’s database (and record keeping apparatus). Hopefully, a third-party (with permission from the patent holder if applicable) would be able to gain the necessary access to provide a true and accurate yes or no answer to any government, state, airline, train, cruise ship, theme park, theatre and many others.
While the invention has been described in detail and pictorially shown in the accompanying drawings it is not to be limited to such details, since many changes and modifications may be made to the invention without departing from the spirit and the scope thereof. Hence, it is described to cover any and all modifications and forms which may come within the language and scope of the claims.