Dr. Jeff Yorio is an oncologist at Texas Oncology in Austin, Texas. Dr. Yorio has been compiling and presenting data and trends on the COVID cases in the greater-Austin community since the beginning of the pandemic. In this week’s podcast, Dr. Yorio shares a vast array of information with us about the current trends he is seeing, how we can lessen the spread of infection, and promising therapeutics on the horizon.
In This Podcast:
04:27 – Dr. Yorio’s background, expertise, and his atypical path into the medical profession.
06:55 – The current “state of affairs” of COVID in the Austin community and beyond.
16:17 – Going back to school during COVID.
19:26 – What is the best indicator to follow among the different metrics for looking at COVID infection rates and trends?
23:34 – The importance of following hospital admission rates.
25:12 – What can we do to lessen the spread of the virus?
30:02 – When should someone get tested? What are the most important symptoms to watch for?
32:37 – How long after contracting COVID will you see the onset of symptoms?
39:58 – The data coming from school districts that have opened.
44:40 – How do schools and communities balance reopening versus mitigating risks?
45:52 – What does Dr. Yorio do to find balance in his life?
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