Covid-19 a Worldwide Issue
Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Even people who did not have COVID-19 symptoms in the days or weeks after they were infected can have post-COVID conditions. These conditions can present as different types and combinations of health problems for different lengths of time.
These post-COVID conditions may also be known as long COVID, long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, long-term effects of COVID, or chronic COVID. CDC and experts around the world are working to learn more about short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19, who gets them, and why." ... CDC Complete report is here.
Navigating the Psychological Aftermath of the Pandemic: Mental Health Support from Bluebird Awards
Our primary objective is to turn Covid-19 orphans into happy and productive adults when their road to comfort and success seems impassable. From grade school through high school to a trade or vocational school or college, our focus is to help children grow beyond their means.
Bluebird Awards focus intends to avert or alleviate mental health issues of children under age 18. Serving the needs of children as they pass through formative years is a critical part of who those children become. Those most affected long term by Covid-19 pandemic deaths are likely to be the youngest children.
In the United States, in the first year of the pandemic according to Kaiser Health News (KHN) and the Guardian, "The project has documented more than 3,705 healthcare worker deaths, with the majority of people who died under the age of 60." The Guardian and KHN are compiling a database of healthcare workers who have died from Covid-19. We use this information as well as other sources to locate and reach out to eligible children, stepchildren and grandchildren.
To achieve the most cost-efficient operating environment, we employ an Online Home-Based Operating Model. Working from home remote from a centralized location is becoming the new normal. Many employees have become happier working from home electing not to return to their former workplace. As Bluebird Awards mature, we believe we can find competent staff and volunteers excited about working with us online from home. Even from other countries.
The key for Bluebird Awards is to develop a database of Covid-19 decedent's families and sponsors by reaching out encouraging them apply for Bluebird Awards. With most deaths happening to people under age 60 at two children per family, we estimate 5,000-10,000 children in the United States were left with one parent (or none) in the first year of the pandemic. Going into 2022, there are now over 140,000 orphan children in the United States. Worldwide the number is over 2,500,000 to date.
Our IRS 501c3 Approval Letter enables us to raise tax-deductible donations to fund Bluebird Awards. The Medical Workers Scholarship Fund, DBA Bluebird Awards, will target wealthy families, corporations, unions, foundations, government grants, fundraising events and others for financial support.
Ultimately, our goal is to allocate 100% of all donations for Bluebird Awards and, eventually, university and trade school scholarships. To reach a 100% goal, we seek corporate sponsors, profits from our online shopping, events and more to pay operating expenses. Initially, staffing will be a heavily oriented volunteer effort.
Implementation of trade school and college scholarships is a future endeavor. Our immediate focus is on American children, stepchildren and grandchildren under age 18.
Bluebird Awards focus intends to avert or alleviate mental health issues of Covid-19 orphans under age 18. Serving the needs of children as they pass through formative years is a critical part of who those children become. Those most affected long term by Covid-19 pandemic deaths are likely to be the youngest children.