July 14, 2020

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Certified Deaf Interpreter: Rosemary Wanis. A middle Eastern woman with tan skin and hazel eyes, short black and white hair, in a black blouse sitting in front of a dark blue background, looking at the camera.

 

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DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, my name is Rosemary and this is a summary from Dr. Ghaly pictured

here.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of Dr. Ghaly, a tan-skinned man who is bald, wearing glasses, a gray suit with a white collared shirt and red and gray tie, he is smiling and looking at the camera. The white text above photo: Dr. Ghaly.

Dr. Ghaly works for the state of California. He is not a doctor that works with patients, his job is to oversee how services are provided in California in regard to how we respond to COVID-19. This past Tuesday (July 14, 2020), Dr. Ghaly focused on three points: contact tracing, timeliness of testing results, and we are providing an explanation on what are the two different types of tests.

 

DR. GHALY:

1.  Contract Tracing

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Flowchart from one person (black figurine) with red lines to 2 figurines, those 2 have red lines to 2 more persons each, and they each spread 2 red lines to 2 more persons each.

DR. GHALY: If you have COVID-19 someone from contact tracing will call you and ask you questions as they want to know how you may have gotten the virus.  You need to think about all the people that you had contact, where did you go, did you go food shopping, bank, go to the movies, go to a friend’s house, family members’ house? You need to tell them all that information so that they can figure out where you got the virus AND where you may have spread the virus to others because you were out and socializing with people outside of your home. Remember our governor has asked you to please stay home and limit your contact with other people outside of your home as the only way to reduce this virus.

2.  COVID-19 test results: if you want to get a nose or mouth swab test to see if you have COVID-19 and for those who have been waiting a long time to get results by mail or by phone to tell you if you have the virus or not, the wait time has been too long. Dr. Ghaly is aware that this is taking too long.  He now is working to get more labs to do the analysis and get results out faster instead of just relying on a few labs which is why it is taking so long. With these new contracts, we will get results faster.

3. COVID-19 two different types of tests

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: TOP IMAGE: Picture closes up of a person with blue latex gloves pushing a swab up the nose of a Black male whose eyes are closed tight. MIDDLE IMAGE: Picture closes up of a person with blue latex gloves pushing a swab down the mouth of a White male with mouth open wide. BOTTOM IMAGE: Picture close up of an Asian female spitting into a small plastic tube

DR. GHALY: Three different ways that you can be tested: a swab up your nose, a swab in your mouth, and/or you spit (saliva) in a tube.  This will be put under a microscope to see if they can see the coronavirus. If yes, then that means you have COVID-19.  If not, then you do not have COVID-19.

DR. GHALY: If you have a fever, are coughing, or having a hard time breathing, you can get a test through your nose, mouth, and/or spit.  You maybe will go to a drive-through test site where the health professional does the test for you OR they will give you a bag for you to do it yourself while they watch.  This will show you whether or not you have COVID-19.  If you don’t have symptoms, then you don’t need to take the test. Different types of tests: antibody tests for people who are not sick now.

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS: TOP IMAGE: Picture of a person with latex blue gloves on both hands prinking the index finger of a patient with a spot of blood on the finger.  BOTTOM IMAGE: Picture of a person with latex blue gloves on both hands pricking the arm of a patient ready to collect a blood sample

DR. GHALY: There are two ways to draw blood by pricking your finger or your arm.  That blood is analyzed to see if you have COVID-19 in the past (not now).  Maybe you were sick not long ago but now you feel fine, you wonder if you had the virus in the past, this test will tell you yes or no if you had it in the past. Again, now not.  You do not need to be tested again.  Only go get tested if you are feeling symptoms now such as coughing, fever, or difficulty breathing. Thank you.

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Disclaimer: This transcript is a back-translation of the Latent Interpretation and is not intended to be a verbatim reproduction of the original message.

For questions, comments, and feedback, please email latentimedia@gmail.com       Thank you!