Hi zawtnak doh khawh dingin ka thisa a ṭhawn deuhnak dingah ka tuah khawh ding a um maw?

Jul 21, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Side Effects is answering questions from our audience about the virus. To reach a larger audience, we've partnered with Indiana University linguistics professor Kelly Harper Berkson and the Chin Languages Research Project to provide information to the Burmese-American community. Side Effects wrote the original Q&A; IU students Peng Hlei Thang and Kimberly Sakhong provided the translation.

Thilthar: COVID-19 case cu a kai peng caah thawnpang tete hi tharchuah langmang a hau mi a um kho men. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention le John Hopkins nih tuahmi hi zoh chih bu in i runven dingin kan in forhfial.

Side Effects kan sinah COVID-19 kong biahalnak tampi a phan. Hi vialte a let kho tu ding ah cun hi bantuk lei ah thiamsang a si mi (Epidemiologist) dirhmun in Richard M FairBanks School of Public Health at IUPUI ah rian a ṭuanmi Tom Duszynski le Community Health Network ah Chief Physician Executive a ṭuan lio mi Ram Yeleti kan hal hna.  

Hi zawtnak doh khawh dingin ka thisa a ṭhawn deuhnak dingah ka tuah khawh ding a um maw?

YELETI: Na ngandamnak caah nangmah kel tein rawl ei lawng kha kan tuah khawh mi a si ko… i midang cu an sining lo leng pi in an hna a ngam. Vitamin D le vitamin E ka ding i “kei cu ka ngandam tuk, i zeihmanh ka phang lo” an ti i daithlang ngai in an um ton. Asinain kha bantuk vitamin einak nih khan zeihmanh a ṭhathnem timi kan hmu lo.

Coronavirus hi voikhat na ngei cang ahcun na ngei ṭhan kho ti lo, an ti hi a hman maw?

YELETI: A tam u cu a hman ko.. Zawtnak langh nak ah tak linh, khuh khuh, le khuasik pawl na ngeih a dam hnu suimilam 24 a luan hnu in cun a zawtnak na ngei kho ti lo. Cu cu a hman ko.

I thlopbul nak hi a dikdir in zeidah a si?

YELETI: Hihi mipi nih an i fian lo cem mi a si rua tiah ka ruah. I thlopbul nak zeihmanh a um lo...din ding le ei ding si zei hmanh a um lo. Nangmah thisa ṭhawnnak (immune system) dah ti ko lo cu COVID-19 damh nak caah zei hmanh a um lo. Mino ngandam na si ahcun na thisa nih a doh lai i tlangrai zawtnak bantuk in nangmah tein na dam ko lai. Asinain, kum 80 na si i cuap zawtnak na ngei ah cun na thisa nih a do kho lai lo.

Hi COVID-19 damhnak caah na thisa (immune system) dah ti lo cu ei ding le din ding si le ai zeihmanh a um lo.

Hi zawtnak a si ser khawhnak ding ah zei can dah aa duh? Cun, hi zawtnak kong hi zeitluk tiang hrawng dah kan theih cang?

DUSZYNSKI: Kampani kip nih an sii-aii sernak kongah zei caan dah an phanh cang ti hi ka theih pah tawn. Sii-ai ser taktak hi cu, cutluk in a raumi le caan lami a silo. Caan a la cem mi tu cu hmun kip ah hneksaknak va tuah khi a si..i sii-ai an sermi hi a himmi le tuah seh ti kan duh mi lawng a tuah i kan takpum ah thildang dam lo nak a chuahpi lo ding kha a biapi.

YELETI: Hi si ser cu a tuan bik ah thla 12 a rau lai, thla 18 hrawng hi zumh cem a si. 2020 chungah cun si a um lai lo. A ruang cu a si hrimhrim kha hlethlainak faak pi in tuah a herh.

Kan state hi state dang California le Washington sin hna in mipi inn i i erh hi a ṭhahnem maw ṭhahnem lo ti bantuk le zei ti um dah hmual a ngeibik ti hna hi i pehtlaihnak le i chawnhbiaknak hna an ngei maw?

DUSZYNSKI: State kip hi an mah le an duh ning le sining cio in an cawlcang… Asinain thawngṭha ngai cu hi bantuk zawtnak thil poimawh caan ahcun state pakhat le pakhat pehtlaihnak an ngei tawn. Pehtlaihnak an ngei paoh ahcun ahoca paoh ah hlawknak a um. 2003 lio i SARS zawtnak kong kha ka ruah ṭhan i kha lio ah cun Tuluk hi atu bantuk siloin thawngthanhnak a rak chambau. Atucu Tuluk zong hi fiangfai tein thawngthanhnak a tuah caah hin a ho kan ca paoh ah hi zawtnak kan doh ning a ṭha deuh ngai.

Italy ram ah a cangmi ruangah zeidah theih hngalhnak kan i chap mi a um?

DUSZYNSKI: An mipi sining le zeitindah hi zawtnak hi an doh ti kan zoh tikah kan i fian ding cu Northern Italy lei cu U.S nakin tar an tam deuh ti kan theih.  Tar cu zawtnak ah an zual khun ti kan theih tikah kan nih (epidemiologists) caah cun a kan bawmh ngai. Cu zoh chih in cun U.S chungah khoi ka khua dah a zual cem lai ti bantuk hi biatak tein zoh ṭhan khawh nak le timhlamhnak kan ngei.

Theihternak: Hi biaruahnak cu March 11 ah thlah mi a si i thildang a thleng mi an um kho.

This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health.

Side Effects, Indiana Public Broadcasting and WFYI are asking Americans about health issues as part of the America Amplified: Election 2020 initiative. The public media initiative, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is using community engagement to inform and strengthen local, regional and national journalism. Follow the initiative on Twitter at @amplified2020.