July 20, 2020

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Video Description:  Certified Deaf Interpreter, Jim Brune, a Caucasian male sitting in front of a dark orange wall with a dark maroon shirt with a collar and a black vest.  Window and lampshade on left and room panel on the right, looking at the camera.

 

Transcript:

 

WHITE TEXT: Governor Newsom, Press Conference, July 20, 2020

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  A picture of Governor Newsom standing in front of the California flag with an image of the shape of the state of California and at the bottom of the photo is white text, Governor Newsom.

 

Hello. My name is Jim Brune. Yesterday, Monday, July 20, Governor Newsom of California had a press conference. I will interpret a summary of that conference

 

Governor Newsom:  Hello everyone and good afternoon. Today I will focus on one issue and I apologize if I am being redundant but it is so important that we all take responsibility for containing and reducing the spread of coronavirus. I want you to understand the significance of your decision and mine to wear masks. It does have an impact! Our decisions to wear masks will impact the children who are returning to school.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: White rectangle with a clipart image of a blue head with a white mask. Followed by a black rectangle with three images across, left is hands washing with soap, the center is a stopwatch, and right is 20 seconds. The final image is a clipart of two people standing apart, looking away from each other with a white two-way arrow showing the distance between them.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Our decisions to wear masks will impact the type of activities we can enjoy in the company of our friends and family.  Our decisions to wear masks will impact which businesses can reopen and which need to remain closed. This all depends on our decision to wear masks. I have personally chosen to wear masks, wash my hands often, and social distance. I want to reemphasize that in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus, we need to wear masks! If we wear masks, the number of infected people will go down. It is clear to me that the more people who take responsibility to protect themselves and others, the less rampant the virus will be. I want to thank those of you who have been self-aware and thoughtful about how their actions affect others and how they can work towards the goal of reducing coronavirus. They do this by wearing masks and changing typical indoor activities, such as going to places of worship and indoor gatherings, and moving it outdoors so it is possible to maintain a safe distance from one another. These people know that being indoors with recirculated air would mean that there is a higher chance that everyone breathing the air can inhale the virus, which also means that the virus will be spread much more quickly. Moving indoor activities outdoors means fresh air and the virus does not spread as easily or quickly. However, simply being outdoors isn’t enough. People still need to maintain a safe distance of at least six feet from those who do not live with them. It is really important that we maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people. If you are somewhere where there are a lot of people and it is difficult to social distance, the chances of you becoming infected with coronavirus and spreading it to others increases significantly. If we want to reduce the number of people infected, it means we need to reduce the chances of spreading it.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Gray square with red images of people inside.  First-person is on a black circle labeled as DAY 1.  A line goes down to the left to show DAY 30 with 2.5 INFECTED (3 red people below DAY 30 as people infected) that is with a 75% REDUCTION in socializing.  A line from DAY 1 goes down to the right to show DAY 30 with 406 INFECTED (with many many red people covering the entire right side of the square as people infected) that is with NO SOCIAL DISTANCING.

 

WHITE TEXT: 1 COVID-19 POSITIVE pass to 2 people

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: If you have the coronavirus and you talk with two people and accidentally contaminate them, then those two people go out and interact with others. They unknowingly contaminated those around them, and the cycle continues. Within 30 days, the number of infected people can be around 400! That is too many people! This scenario was if people do not wear masks. In this scenario, 400 unmasked people can have coronavirus within 30 days! Now imagine the same scenario, but in this one, everyone has a mask. This means the chances of passing the virus are reduced dramatically!  The point I am trying to make is that our unsafe gatherings need to end. The spread of coronavirus needs to end. We can accomplish this by the social distancing of at least 6 feet and wearing masks. I know I repeat myself but it is crucial that we stay educated about this or fail to take this seriously. We need to be alert and attentive and remember to wear our masks, social distance, and wash our hands. By doing these things, we will beat the coronavirus sooner rather than later. I want to shift focus for a second and explain that establishments like gyms, places of worship, barbershops, and salons are still able to operate, but they must be outdoors. Allow me to repeat myself so there is no chance of misunderstandings. These establishments must operate outdoors, not indoors where the air is not being recirculated. We have rules in place for businesses such as those. If you want to learn more about these rules, you can see them on our website, www.covid19.ca.gov.

 

WHITE TEXT: www.covid19.ca.gpv

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: This website also explains the reason for these rules. One of the reasons is the number of infected people is steadily increasing. As of yesterday, 6,846 people have coronavirus.

 

WHITE TEXT: 6,846 COVID-19

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The past two weeks, the number of people who went to the hospital for coronavirus increased by 16%.

 

WHITE TEXT: Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in past two weeks +16%

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Hospitals and ICU are currently at 9% capacity. This means 91% of beds are still available. The 9% I mentioned are strictly coronavirus patients. Our ICU units for adults and NICU beds for babies are currently 17% full.

 

WHITE TEXT: ICU/NICU Whole state of California 17% full

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: That is for the entire state of California. Some counties are much worse off than others! For example, Placer county only has 18.6% of their beds remaining!

 

WHITE TEXT: Placer County ICU 18.6% available. San Benito County ICU available 0%.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: The hospitals in Placer county are filling up fast. San Benito has completely run out of beds. They have no beds remaining. This means the entire ICU there is full and unable to take more coronavirus patients! So even though the state of California is doing ok overall, some counties are in crisis with high numbers and their beds are filling up quickly. Because some counties are doing worse than others, we have a county monitoring list. Unsurprisingly, San Francisco was recently added to the county monitoring list.

 

WHITE TEXT: San Francisco County

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: Thirty-three of California’s fifty-eight counties are on the county monitoring list. It is crucial that we keep a close eye on these high-risk counties so we can continue to provide support because as the number of people who have coronavirus increases, the number of available hospitals and ICU beds will decrease and we don’t want that. If you are a resident of one of the counties on the county monitoring list,

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Three images after the other: A white rectangle with a clipart image of a blue head with a white mask. A black rectangle with three images across, left is hands washing with soap, the center is a stopwatch, and right is 20 seconds. Clipart of two people standing apart, looking away from each other with a white two-way arrow showing the distance between them.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: it is important that you follow safety rules like wearing masks, social distancing, washing your hands often, and finally do not host indoor events. It is also important that we do not just simply count the number of beds available but also consider the risks to the doctors, nurses, and other employees of the ICU and hospital. The risk of them becoming exhausted is quite high and I am concerned. We cannot afford to lose these valuable workers.

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Picture of Vice President Pence standing in front of the American Flag, looking at the camera.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: I want to offer gratitude to Vice President Pence for supporting the state of California.

 

WHITE TEXT: 190 staff sent to California.  San Joaquin and Stanislaus.

 

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: He sent 190 people to various counties, such as San Joaquin and Stanislaus. The people deployed to these counties will provide some support and relief for the doctors and nurses in some of our counties. So again, I ask you to please wear your masks and wash your hands so we can reduce the number of people who have coronavirus. Lastly, I want to talk about the nine people who died from the coronavirus yesterday. That number might appear small, but their families are grieving and my heart goes out to them. The coronavirus can and does kill people as proven by the nine who died. Our goal is to increase the number of available coronavirus tests and make it accessible to people. The more people who know they have it, the better our chances are at contaminating the spread and reducing the number of hospital and ICU inpatients. This concludes my press conference. 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!