Dr. Ruffin was a guest speaker at ourLightbox.org virtual event and answered questions about COVID-19.
Lightbox also hosted three other speakers on mental and financial health. From the invite:
Going krazy home alone? Worried about finances? Learn how to zen the F*%k out and join us for a FREE virtual Lightbox summit this Friday March 27 from 3-5pm PT on Zoom. Lightbox is hosting 4 experts on meditation, mental health, personal finance and medicine to help you learn tips and tools to thrive during the coronavirus. Please share this with your LGBTQ friends and register for free here: www.bit.ly/LightboxZoom
Have a plan in place before you get sick. Being prepared ahead of time is key. In an epidemic, the hospital can be overwhelming. You may be in a temporary isolation tent or placed in a hallway. You may not have access to communication tools that you usually get. Again, being prepared ahead of time is key. Make a plan with your family if you’re not ready.Read Full article
In the hospital, COVID-19 creates unique challenges for those with hearing loss. COVID-19 patients are separated from other other patients into “respiratory isolation.” This means that masks and noisy air purifiers are widely used. Masks that muffle the voice and prevent lipreading. Unlike other medical settings, masks will not be lowered so that you can lipread.Read Full article
Remote work. Zoom fatigue. Economic uncertainty. Anxiety? Sure, but this is the time for the deaf and hard of hearing to change work culture. Join us to learn how to take this opportunity to build better remote culture for better collaboration and less videoconferencing and meetings.Read Full article
Facial shields may be a way around masks. They seem to decrease the amount of inhaled flu virus. Flu is another respiratory virus like COVID-19 that has similar transmission dynamics. In addition, shields may keep hands from faces better than masks. They also protect virus from landing inside the eyes.Read Full article