We feel there is a role for a cutting-edge technology platform and knowledge-sharing hub that makes expertise and knowledge more readily accessible to a range of stakeholders working to combat this insidious threat.
Brainsy, Inc. announces launch of the Zika Virus Expert Calling Network (“Zika ECN”) (https://zika.expertcallingnetwork.com), an Expert Calling Network (ECN®) and knowledge-sharing hub which brings together stakeholders in the US from various disciplines with the aim to educate, combat, contain, and eventually eradicate the Zika virus in the US.
“The CDC and international organizations have indicated that the Zika Virus is much scarier than originally thought,” stated Brian Christie, CEO of Brainsy, Inc., operator of the Zika ECN. “And while public agencies are working hard to inform the public on how to safeguard against Zika, we feel there is a role for a cutting-edge technology platform and knowledge-sharing hub that makes expertise and knowledge more readily accessible to a range of stakeholders working to combat this insidious threat.”
The Zika virus has been definitively linked to cause microcephaly, a birth defect, and is being considered as one potential cause of the nervous system sickness Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen as the primary vector of Zika but the Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger) mosquito has also been found to carry the virus. The Zika virus can also be transmitted between humans through sexual contact.
Some experts initially included in the launch of the ECN:
In a written correspondence to the company about the Zika ECN, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that, “CDC commends Brainsy for powering knowledge-sharing platforms.”
Experts will self-designate their areas of specialty when participating in the Zika ECN and will set their own rates to respond to one-on-one Call Requests. Discussions can range from as little as 15 minutes to one hour in duration. Experts will also have access to features of the Personal Media ECN® to enable them to post and distribute content of interest and to publicly respond in writing to questions in a Q&A format.
Brainsy envisions the ECN will eventually feature hundreds, if not thousands, of relevant experts so in conjunction with the launch, Brainsy is accepting applications from prospective new US-based experts who can apply on the Zika ECN website: https://zika.expertcallingnetwork.com/pages/expertapplication.
About Brainsy, Inc.
Brainsy offers patented Software as a Service (SaaS) to power Expert Calling Networks (ECN®) and showcase authors, mentors, subject matter experts, or advisors paid to share knowledge over the phone. Associations deploying a branded ECN can support members and earn non-dues revenue. Participating authors, mentors, advisors, and experts can boost their online profile, earn revenue, and win new clients. Brainsy is backed by successful entrepreneurs-turned-Angels and is a portfolio company of TomorrowVentures, founded by Alphabet (formerly Google) Chairman, Eric Schmidt. More information at http://www.expertcallingnetwork.com.