Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Helps Kick Off the Effort During the Campaign’s Formal Launch In Prescott, Arizona
Prescott, AZ., Sept. 21, 2020,/PRNewswire/ — American BioDefense Institute (A.B.I.) announced today the launch of its ReOpen America campaign, a bipartisan effort to reopen America’s economy, academia, and other elements of U.S. society. The campaign kicked off in Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, a region led by biodefense maverick and U.S. congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (R -AZ).
Since the onset of the pandemic, A.B.I. has joined forces with several members of Congress, state governors, and other federal and local government officials to develop a much-needed strategy for addressing the “new normal” that was brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Their goal was to develop practical options for mitigating the pandemic’s adverse effect on American society and the economy as a whole.
“The ReOpen America campaign is modeled after DARPA’s P3 Firebreak strategy for combating pandemics,” said James Mayo, a biosecurity expert, and A.B.I. Fellow. “Our layered approach to a user-friendly, bio-hygienic, strategy for minimizing the impact of this and future pandemics.”
Several A.B.I. Fellows attended or sponsored Arizona’s 4th district ReOpen strategy, including Nelly Nastase, author of “Fogging: A Powerful Disinfecting Layer for Biohygiene?” and USA Ambassador of disinfecting fogger manufacturer Cube Atomizer; James Mayo, C.E.O. of S.O.S. Hydration and co-author of “Rehydration Solutions: Use During The COVID-19 Pandemic”; and A.B.I. contributor Christos Daskalakis, C.E.O. of M.F.S. Trade School.
The A.B.I. fellows and Congressman Gosar made several stops around Arizona’s 4th district, visiting Chief Dan Doyle, Lake Havasu City Police Department; Haven of Lake Havasu a nursing home service center; Chief Dennis Light of Prescott Fire Station; Maggie Greenwood, executive director of Alta Vista retirement community, and the Prescott location of the US Forest Services.
During the tour, Prescott Mayor Billie Orr reiterated, “Here in Prescott, leadership prides itself in a unique opportunity to lead from the front lines.” Congressman Gosar continued hitting home the long term biohygiene message that, “There is no silver bullet solution to solving this pandemic, but we need a Firebreak to get us through this critical time until a viable and tested vaccine can be introduced.” In a recent Newsweek article Dr. Ravi Starzl, of A.B.I., added, “we need some sort of rapid response.”
A.B.I. plans to organize similar events in states around the country in the near future. This Arizona tour is part of A.B.I.’s broader efforts to partner with companies who have unique solutions that can improve the health, lives, and safety of Americans during this pandemic. A.B.I.’s mission is to minimize the negative impact of the Coronavirus pandemic while teaching Americans a newer and more evolved standard for healthy living during and after the COVID 19 outbreak.
About the American BioDefense Institute
The American BioDefense Institute is a Washington, D.C. based Think Tank, dedicated to nonpartisan analysis of U.S. and international biodefense capabilities and strategies, created in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. A.B.I. challenges the conventional boundaries of scientific disciplines by combining expertise in medicine, biology, chemistry, communication, and public policy to provide multidirectional strategies to meet future biosecurity challenges.
A.B.I. Fellows represent some of the most accomplished academic and private sector pandemic and biodefense experts in the world. This highly specialized Institute advises the United States Congressional and Federal Agency community on next-generation tools, tactics, and procedures for effective biodefense and pandemic relief, as well as briefing federal stakeholders on the next generation of biological warfare threats.