July 28, 2020

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Deaf Interpreter, Romduol Ngov, A Khmer genderfluid person with dark skin and black hair, wearing a black shirt, standing in front of a black background, looking at the camera



DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello, my name is Romduol and I am interpreting for Dr. Ghaly.


IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  Picture of Dr. Ghaly who is bald, tan, wearing glasses, gray suit, white collared shirt, and a red tie; smiling looking at the camera.  At the bottom of the screen is the white text: This video was made possible with the support of; then below is a white rectangle with a blue logo for Sorenson with black text: SORENSON.


DR. GHALY: We have just added a list of specific questions that you may have to answer if you go to the hospital in order to get more information about your background.




DR. GHALY: For example, we will ask you about your race to identify which country you are from such as from Africa, Asia, Native American/Indigenous, Caucasian, etc.


WHITE TEXT: Ethnicity


DR. GHALY: We will ask about your ethnicity and about what culture you identified with based on where you were born or where you grew up.


WHITE TEXT: Sex Orientation


DR. GHALY: We will also ask about your sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bisexual, a-sexual, semi-sexual, etc.).


WHITE TEXT: Gender Identity


DR. GHALY: Lastly we will ask about your gender identity (male, female, transgender, non-binary, intersex, etc.) These questions will be asked of all people who are admitted to the hospital.  Before I go on, I want to thank the LGBTQIA+ community as they have provided valuable input on what types of questions to ask.  The information is helpful for us to identify how COVID-19 is affecting different groups.  For example, if a person who has COVID-19 is gay, lesbian, bi-, or trans, then we can offer the right type of services to meet their specific needs.  Likewise, when we identify specific communities then we are able to offer better meet their needs toward becoming healthy again. The reason we ask these questions is that we want to make sure that we serve everyone and are not overlooking any underserved community or cultural group.  As Governor Newsom mentioned, we are seeing a largely underserved community within the Latinx community.


WHITE TEXT: 1. Hispanic/Latino/a. 2. African-American


DR. GHALY: We are seeing the highest number of positive cases within the Hispanic/Latino/a community.   The highest number of deaths amongst the Black/African-American community.  The second-highest number of deaths are from the Hispanic/Latino/a.  This is why we are asking these important questions to help us identify groups that need more services to reduce the spread of the virus and increase education services.  Additionally, the largest age group of people who contract COVID-19 are young adults, not senior citizens like we thought in the past.  Again, when we ask questions we are able to focus on the services that we provide.  We still have a long way to go but the data will keep informing us of what we need to, where we need to focus, and also will give us the information we need to make adjustments along the way.  We are seeing a lot of people using masks, I assure you that if you wear a mask then you will see the spread of COVID-19 go down.  If you live with a family or a roommate, then you don’t need to wear a mask when with people that you live with every day.


IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Clip art of a person’s head in blue wearing a white mask.


DR. GHALY: Every time you go outside you need a mask.  Every time!  Every day! Everywhere! When you return home, throw away the disposable mask or wash your cloth mask, every time.  The next time you go out, get a new mask or a clean one.  This is the only way we will slow the spread.


IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Clip art of two people standing apart with masks on, looking away from each other. A white two-way arrow showing the distance between the two people.


DR. GHALY:  Keep your distance from each other.  If someone gets close to you, you move away to keep yourself safe.


IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Rectangle with three images inside. Left image of hands lathered with soap.  The middle image of stopwatch.  Right image of text: 20 seconds.  Under the rectangle image, a timer of numbers shows 00:00:00:00 and rolls up to 00:00:20:00 to show the passing of 20 seconds of time.


DR. GHALY: I want to emphasize that you need to wash your hands by getting your hands wet, adding some soap, keep rubbing the soap into your hands for 20 seconds (count to 20), then wash the soap off your hands. That way you can remove the germs from your hands and you can be clean before going about your day.  Wash your hands for 20 seconds as often as you can.  If you wear your mask, keep your social distance, and wash your hands then we can all finally go out in public, go to the beach, meet friends, have children go back to school, and so much more.  Do three things: wear a mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands for 20 seconds. This is so important to follow these guidelines. Thank you!


IMAGE DESCRIPTION: At the bottom of the screen is the white text: This video was made possible with the support of; then below is a white rectangle with a blue logo for Sorenson with black text: SORENSON.