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Measures to Mitigate the Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Hearing Loss

by Gopalkrishna G. Verma and Joy D. Desouza The COVID-19 pandemic has been a severe blow to 466 million individuals with hearing loss disability. Governments worldwide have suggested wearing face coverings/masks in enclosed places in an attempt to control the transmission of coronavirus. Unfortunately, this measure has an unintended discriminatory impact on these individuals as they rely on their ability

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Five Months In, Our Pandemic Battle Is Far from Over

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. Nearly five months ago, I received an invite from a colleague at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to join a call discussing the first case of coronavirus in the state of Washington. While driving back

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