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The past two weeks have seen protests in cities and towns across the US, as people take to the streets to call attention to the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel, especially our black and brown community members. NHF stands with the protesters who are demanding justice and change. Nonetheless, we remain in the midst of an infectious pandemic that continues to take the lives of young and old people of all races but especially those who are black and brown. To protect yourself, please continue to practice social distancing and wear a face covering while in public, and use hand sanitizer frequently if you do not have the opportunity to wash your hands with soap and water.
What People With Bleeding Disorders
Should Know
Join us on Friday, June 12 th at 4:00pm (new time!) for our townhall webinar, Pain Management: Coping During COVID-19. Featuring Tyler Buchner, MD, MSc and Emily Wheat, PhD, of the University of Colorado Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center; Sean Jeffrey, a community member who experiences chronic pain; and Michelle Witkop, DNP of the National Hemophilia Foundation, this webinar will cover pain in the bleeding disorder community in the context of the COVID pandemic. We will review current CDC guidelines and recent MASAC recommendations for chronic pain and address the connection between mental health and pain.

Please submit any questions or concerns prior to the webinar so the speakers may be included in the session. There will be time for a Q&A to answer any questions you may have.
La Fundación Nacional de Hemofilia te invita para un seminario de web: El Estrés y Ansiedad: Copiando con COVID-19 , el martes 16 de junio a las 8:30 p.m. ET. Este seminario contará con la Trabajadora Social, Sandra Valdovinos-Heredia, MSW, ACSW, de Los Angeles, CA y Jhon Velasco, MA, RYT 300 de la Fundación Nacional de Hemofilia.

Los panelistas discutirán algunos de los recursos disponibles para la comunidad de trastornos hemorrágicos durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y cómo acceder a ellos. Tendremos una oportunidad para practicar una meditacion. También tendremos tiempo para responder sus preguntas.
WHO Walks Back Comments on Asymptomatic Spread of Coronavirus
On June 8 th , The World Health Organization released a statement saying that people who have COVID-19 but are asymptomatic only spread the virus in “rare” instances. On June 9, after a forceful reaction from many public health experts, they clarified their comments and noted that the statement did not represent a new direction or policy. Coronavirus remains highly infectious irrespective of the presence or absence of symptoms.

CDC Issues Guidelines on Office Buildings
The CDC issued new guidelines designed to protect people who work in office buildings. They include modifying office furniture to allow social distancing, creating physical barriers between employees who have to work closer than six feet, improving ventilation and air filtration, protocols for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and wearing masks while indoors.

There is a 60 Day Window to Get Health Insurance if You’re Unemployed Due to COVID-19
About one-sixth of all American workers have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus. For many, that means their health insurance is gone as well. Some people will be able to take advantage of a special enrollment period on the marketplace, but you only have 60 days to do so. NHF and HFA have created a resource around this issue.

National Versus State Numbers in COVID-19
If you look at the national COVID-19 infection rate, overall the numbers are down. However, it is more important to look at what is happening in your state – if you live in Arizona, having a lower infection rate in Connecticut is not going to mitigate your risk. COVIDexitstrategy.org is tracking 14-day trends of new infections on a state-by-state basis in a very easy-to-read format that can be useful when assessing how to navigate reopening activities in your area.

Health & Exercise
It’s getting hot, and with pools and beaches operating at limited capacity (if at all), you may need to get creative to bring a waterpark feel to your own backyard. These activities are low-cost and fun for the whole family

Mental Health
It can be difficult for kids to both feel big emotions and talk about them. A glitter jar can be a useful tool to help give kids time to calm down until they are ready to talk about what’s bothering them. This guide covers how you can make a glitter jar, as well as how to use it with your kids.

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