WHO NEEDED PANTS, ANYHOW? Welcome to Distant, Socially with Brandon Rittiman! ABC10's brand-new mobile video show to help us navigate our new stay-at-home world.
We're not going track the latest case numbers, but we will find silver linings, experts answering some of your most asked questions, stories of hope, shoutouts, and deeper coverage our new, shared way of life.
SHOUTOUT: Thank you to Doug in Elk Grove for our first theme music! Have a story, question or some jams you want to share on the show? Send it our way! Email email@example.com with the subject line "HEY BRANDON!" Be sure to check out Doug's YouTube channel:
One of the major ways that COVID-19 is affecting our partner communities is through job losses. Many community members rely on informal work as laborers, housekeepers, and nannies to keep food on the table. However, country-wide lockdowns have stopped them from going to work and earning their wages. This leaves families unable to purchase food and keep healthy during this time.
We’re urgently seeking donations to help bring basic necessities to families in need. Donate via our link in bio!
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As the coronavirus continues to spread, so does misinformation. From protective lemon juice to infectious mosquito bites, here are some health myths to ignore. ❌
Fact or Fad #2 : Do hairdryers get rid of the coronavirus?
TL;DR - Not quite.
We’re being saturated with information regarding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and during uncertain times, it’s natural to seek out some type of clarity with whatever is in your own control. Recently, this phenomenon has begun presenting itself through headlines that claim to get rid of the novel coronavirus through unconventional methods. In recent news, a lawmaker local to Florida claimed to find the cure for COVID-19 by stating that aiming a hairdryer heated to 136°F into your nostrils, should kill the coronavirus.
Sound sketch? We thought so too, so we did some digging.
Check our latest blog post for all the details! Link in bio!
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Partnerships to empower our local staff.
Cambodia Site Coordinator, Chheng An, VAW Global Health Alliances 2020.
Some of my favorite images are my most unusual- as they leave the most profound evocation. - Wandering around South America 2019
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[순천향X코이카X굿네이버스] Ep.4 찾아가는 보건소｜캄보디아｜라타나끼리｜전문가출장｜개발협력
캄보디아 의료소외지역인 라타나끼리와 몬둘끼리의 의료조직체계 강화와 모자보건 증진을 위해 모인 순천향과 코이카, 굿네이버스!
찾아가는 보건소, 그 마지막 이야기!
1차 전문가 출장의 이야기는 끝이 나지만 프로젝트는 계속되니, 앞으로도 많은 관심 바랍니다 :) @officialkoica@goodneighbors
❣프로필 유튜브 링크 클릭
❣유튜브에서 아래 검색(구독 해주세요🧡)
✔Soonchunhyang Univ.Medical center
[ 순천향대중앙의료원과 한국국제협력단(코이카), 굿네이버스가 함께'캄보디아 동북부 소외지역 모자보건사업'을 진행하고 있습니다.
사업명 : 캄보디아 동북부 소외지역 모자보건 프로그램 사업수행(PMC) 용역
사업기간 : 2019-12-23 ~ 2023-12-31 ]
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I miss being outside. I miss my friends and my family and my routine. Without having a plan to follow everyday, it’s easy for negative thoughts to consume you. I know friends and teachers of mine who expressed feeling the same way during this time. But it’s important to try and see the positive in every situation; that does not exclude this current pandemic. I encourage all of you not to lose touch with society during quarantine. If anything, we should be more in touch with each other than ever. People from all over the world are all experiencing the same hardship right now. There is comfort that we aren’t alone; and if you are struggling with the anxieties of the infinite uncertainties of life, I will tell you that despite not knowing every outcome, we do know that we are all fighting through this together. Wishing you all the best...and praying for you all.
“En el Día Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Autismo, reconocemos y celebramos los derechos de las personas con autismo. Las personas con autismo tienen derecho a la libre determinación, a la independencia y a la autonomía, así como a la educación y el empleo en igualdad de condiciones.
Los derechos humanos universales, incluidos los derechos de las personas con discapacidad, no deben verse infringidos durante una pandemia. Los gobiernos tienen la responsabilidad de velar por que en su respuesta se incluya a las personas con autismo.
En el Día Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Autismo, mantengámonos unidos, apoyémonos mutuamente y seamos solidarios con las personas con autismo.”
“On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of people with autism. People with autism have the right to self-determination, independence and autonomy, as well as to education and employment on equal terms.
Universal human rights, including the rights of persons with disabilities, must not be violated during a pandemic. Governments have a responsibility to ensure that people with autism are included in their response.
On World Autism Awareness Day, let's stand together, support each other and show solidarity with people with autism.”
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Te pedimos que te quedes en casa 🏠, solo así podremos controlar la situación por la que estamos pasando 🌎
In these challenging times around the world, we are grateful we could support the needs and have a small part in helping keep the local Iganga community safe. Our Uganda team was able to safely distribute sanitation supplies to support 283 families, including all MD Standard School student families. We also wanted to share the following message from Pastor Dan and our Uganda team.
“Dear president of the Mawanda project and your team! This time you impressed people with the amazing love you have! Everybody very glad and thankful for the support. Many families was stranded and don't know how they can get soap to wash their hands every time as the government guides. They amazed to see us giving each family a bucket with 4 bars of soap and water soap this was every good act to everyone. I thank also Bonny and Benna who moved family to family to make sure everyone get the bucket.Thank you so much. As am talking with you now the cases raised from 33 to 44. So the situation is not good in Uganda. Thank you so much for the support God bless you more and more!”
• Australia's death toll has risen to 25 after a man in his 80s died in Victoria.
• A six-week-old newborn has died of coronavirus, making the baby one of the youngest fatalities yet.
• Global confirmed cases of the virus have surpassed 1 million.
Follow the latest updates on the #coronavirus pandemic with the Yahoo News live blog - head to the link in our bio.
Through crisis we learn the power of community, and I experienced this firsthand with a recent mission trip to Lesotho in South Africa with @buophthalmology. During the week, our team was able to give the gift of sight to hundreds of people. Through work in the clinic and operating room, we were able to treat patients and prevent blindness. Special thanks to The Lions Club International for always supporting my eyeglass collection each year for the past 15 years. During this trip, I was able to dispense eyeglasses that changed many lives—a dream come true. 📸: Robin Appel
"Creating healthy environments for healthier populations and promoting Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are two of the most effective ways in which we can reduce the long-term health impacts from – and increase our resilience and adaptive capacity to – both the coronavirus pandemic and climate change." #globalhealth#pandemic#climatechange
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/climate-change-coronavirus-linked/ - Article by Arthur Wyns
Based on my personal experience of migrations, living in @refugees camps; and our global health telemedicine work.
These people will be worst affected because of lack of sanitation, food, access to basic healthcare plus existing conditions like #TB , #malaria & #mentalhealth .
They need urgent ceasefire (@UN@antonioguterres), partnership between governments, international community, NGOs and private companies, including, technology and #digitalhealth .
They desperately need PPEs, ventilators, ICU beds and test kits.
Two. Little. Words... My latest article for @inlandandaluciafranchise 💛💙
How many times have you thought them, said them out loud? Wondered, wished, hoped, how much of a difference to your life…your IF ONLY…..would make?
Walking around my apartment hallway for kicks.
Cut ✂️ my sweatshirt crewneck out just because it was making me claustrophobic. Clearly my subconscious at work there. Thus this random neckline was formed . -
Lots of Love Dears ❤️ -
Our field staff in Haiti are distributing buckets with taps on them for handwashing — along with messaging around hygiene and social distancing to help protect families and children. Swipe to see our staff practicing social distancing by taking photos from the car! As we’ve all learned together, these simple health and hygiene measures are crucial in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in communities and homes all over the world. 🚰🧼💧
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Uganda has recently started to see positive cases of COVID-19 and mandated that all schools be closed. MD Standard School will be temporarily closed, but The Mawanda Project will continue to support students, faculty, and the community. Praying for our friends in Africa and all those affected by this global pandemic. Stay tuned for updates!
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PSA!! - As everyone globally is going through this rough time during the pandemic. I would like to generously giveaway a Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: New Horizon Edition, including an Animal Crossing: NH Switch Case. All you need to do, in order to place a entry for the giveaway is... Follow me so I can DM you, Like this post, Tag 3 friends, and share this in your story. The deadline will be on April 30th. Following with an announcement the day after on May 1st @12PM PST.
💕💕PLEASE READ AND SHARE! Let’s fight coronavirus TOGETHER!!! 💕💕
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed our lives. With borders closed, much of the world practicing social distancing and self-isolation, and a seemingly endless stream of bad news, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and fearful.
💜But we want to help change the narrative — to focus less on fear and more on love! 💜
Today we’re launching our ✨✨ NEWEST ARRIVAL ✨✨, our💕“Less Fear, More Love” eco-friendly T-shirt ,💕with the goal of spreading hope, love, and positivity. 🌷🌻
We have decided to donate 10% of profits from the sale of this tee to @internationalmedicalcorps, to show our love and support to all during this time, by supporting the people at the frontline of this pandemic: our world medical workforce. 🙏
They are making great personal sacrifices, working insanely long hours, and putting themselves in danger daily to care for the people extremely ill with COVID-19. We appreciate the incredible efforts and sacrifices being made on behalf of all of us. 🥰
Please remember: we’re all in this together. 🌏
Now is a time to come together, even though we must be apart. 👩🏿🤝👩🏻👨🏼🤝👨🏿👩🏻🤝👨🏼Thank you to our global community for staying inside and doing your part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus! 🙏
I already told you that most centers are the country are not performing screening mammograms and many routine diagnostic mammograms, in keeping with @cdcgov@radiologyacr@earlydetectionsaveslives recommendations, as well as state and local government mandates. I’ve told you that we are all trying to #flattenthecurve . That even though #earlydetection saves lives, increased survival and has better outcomes, that it isn’t “immediately lifesaving,” & the risk potential exposure & spread of Covid19 is outweighing those benefits right now.
So now what? What can you do during this time?
💕Know Your Normal. I always recommend monthly mid-cycle self examinations to my patients. Look for changes to the breast/nipple/skin/underarm.
💕Assess Then Act. Use online tools like those @bebrightpink to assess your risk for breast cancer. Know your family history - use this time to really learn all your individual risk factors and have open discussions with your family about underlying factors.
💕Reduce Your Risk. Now more than ever, it is important to keep moving, reduce stress, & avoid alcohol. Obesity & alcohol have both been shown to increase our breast cancer risk.
💕 #CallYourDoctorFirst if you do feel something new and have a discussion about next steps. I typically tell my reproductive ages patients to monitor a new area of concern for a few weeks to a full cycle. Often lumps or pain will fluctuate with our hormone levels, and an area might completely resolve. If an area persists for a cycle, if it feels hard and fixed, if you have nipple changes, or bloody nipple discharge, your doctor might determine that imaging is needed even during the global pandemic.
💕In the end, stay safer, stay healthy, and stay home.