COVID-19 Information and Resources for TPIRC – SoCal Food Allergy
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TPIRC: Where big data meets big medicine.

Our mission is to advance treatment discovery at a pace which helps our patients today. How do we accomplish this? Through progressive research and big data.

Until now, big data has largely been applied to the commercial world, predicting human interactions and behaviors. Imagine if the same principles of big data in the commercial world applied to the medical world — driving research hypotheses, treatment protocols, and medical outcomes. This very idea powers the TPIRC clinical care and research model. TPIRC truly is where big data meets big medicine.

COVID-19 Video Series

TPIRC’s Founder and Chief Executive, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, has been educating our patients and the public on the COVID-19 outbreak and virus since late March through a series of informational videos. A new video is released weekly.

May 15, 2020: Dr. Randhawa Answers Questions About COVID-19
When is it safe to see grandchildren? Will a vaccine be effective? Join us as Dr. Randhawa addresses common questions about COVID-19 that viewers have submitted on his YouTube videos.

May 8, 2020: Looking Towards 2021, The Path Going Forward
This week Dr. Inderpal Randhawa discusses the reality of this disease, daily living and the economy. He also discusses the critical need for infection awareness and uses examples from history to discuss the current climate.

May 1, 2020: Vaccines, Treatments and Approaches Going Forward
This week Dr. Inderpal Randhawa discusses the status of vaccines in development, the current state of COVID-19 treatment, and the continued need for more testing.

April 23, 2020: Tools and Strategies to Protect Yourself
This week’s COVID-19 update from Dr. Randhawa focuses on how you can protect yourself and your family while dealing with this new disease. Part of the best defense is early testing which allows individuals to stop unknowingly spreading COVID. It includes which elements are at-risk and which are not, how transmission works, and how to stop exposure. He goes into detail on how to properly wear a mask, and how best to take of yourself while at home as well as at work. The best offense is a strong defense, and this video will explain how and why.

April 17, 2020: A Look At Timeline and Trends of the Virus With a Focus On Testing Going Forward
This video updates us on the timeline and trends of the virus in the U.S. and how we have handled the virus thus far. The focus is on the importance of testing. Dr. Randhawa dives into what tests are available, how they work and what role they play in treating the virus. He speaks about the difference between PCR tests and antibody tests, and explains what steps are involved in achieving accurate testing. He goes on to explain the steps TPIRC is taking to open a testing center.

April 10, 2020: Moving Beyond Fear
In this week’s update Dr. Randhawa presents the key challenges to our population and medical approach regarding COVID-19. He updates us on statistics, timelines and drug developments, and the positive work being done in response to COVID-19. In addition, he focuses on fear and how an information imbalance is guiding decisions made by our medical communities that’s creating a discrepancy in public perception. Finally, he hypothesizes on when this quarantine will end and proposes new approaches to treating COVID-19 via outpatient management, which will soon be implemented here at TPIRC.

April 3, 2020: What is Next? 
Dr. Inderpal Randhawa delves into projections for the weeks and months ahead through August. He details the extra precautions TPIRC is implementing, the areas getting hit the hardest by the virus and the what we are learning about the virus from the increased testing being introduced. The history of pandemics and the concept of herd immunity is covered as well as how our society will look as we begin to open back up by looking at the tools and models that other countries, with a history of SARS virus outbreaks, use and what we can learn from them. Finally, he covers the best ways to stay safe when society opens back up.

March 28, 2020: COVID-19 Update
This week’s update includes the minimal hospitalization rate for young children from the virus, the broad range of opinions about how to combat the virus and the facts that can be gained by what we are starting to learn about the virus now that it is here.

March 20, 2020: Clinical and Scientific Assessment of COVID-19
The presentation is an extensive review of the pathophysiology and current state of COVID-19. The presentation reviews molecular science, clinical science and population data offering a comprehensive view geared toward physicians and scientists.

TPIRC is Evolving with COVID-19

We are busy making changes in order to ensure safety and protection for all. ⠀

In response to COVID-19, the Infectious Disease Awareness Platform known as “IDAP” was developed by a team of top physicians and researchers at TPIRC to safeguard all health care employees, patients, and their families. We have adapted a workplace safety platform from our data-driven approach to treating rare diseases. Infection control has allowed us to stay open throughout COVID-19 and protect our workforce against future illnesses and threats. Shutdowns do not have to be the first option when proper safeguards exist. The IDAP program is designed to expand outside of a clinical setting and can be implemented into business and school environments to provide trackable and accountable measures to ensure the safety of the employees and students functioning within a space. Learn more about IDAP here.

We are also currently offering optional COVID-19 testing for our patients, their immediate family, and our TPIRC and Southern California Food Allergy Institute staff. This testing takes place at an adjacent clinic, in a facility separate from our other clinics. ⠀⠀

If you would like to know more about what TPIRC is doing to help in the fight against COVID or would like to support our efforts, please email marketing@tpirc.org.

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