Jessica Flores, USA TODAY Published 12:32 a.m. ET April 28, 2020 | Updated 12:40 a.m. ET April 28, 2020CLOSE When will it hit and what will it look like? Those are just a few unanswered questions about a possible second wave of COVID-19. USA TODAYMary Beth Pagnella, who has lived with profound hearing loss most of her life, prides herself on being an excellent lip reader.But, amid the coronavirus outbreak, reading lips has become more difficult with state and federal officials recommending, and some requiring, people to wear masks in public.”I feel so lost and out of place because [people] are wearing masks and I cannot read their lips,” Pagnella told USA TODAY. “Not being able to hear is hard enough. Now, lip reading is hard, too.”Wearing face masks has become the new normal for daily living — and it will continue to be as more states begin to loosen social distancing restrictions to reopen their economies.It’s a challenge not lost on the deaf community.The second wave of coronavirus: When will it hit, and what will it look like?”In American Sign Language, the grammar of the language exists in facial expression,” said Peter Cook, chair of the Department of American Sign Language at Columbia


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