“That's how bad it was. I can't even describe the pain I was in. I was texting with my wife because I couldn’t see her. Then you think about your kids, you know. I've got a three-year-old and a four-month-old, and I was like, this is the worst way to go.” – Michael Yo
In today’s episode, Dr. Shah speaks candidly with Michael Yo who was likley infected with Covid-19 on a trip to New York – a vocational hazard as a travelling comedian. On his return, Yo developed a severely high fever. Soon after he was taken to the ER and then ICU because he couldn’t breathe. His lungs filled with liquid and his oxygen saturation levels plummeted.
For people who think this virus isn’t deadly, think again. It was touch-and-go for Yo for almost a week. Doctors diligently used every possible method to cure Yo because he was an early patient. He was essentially a guinea pig.
As Yo recently pointed out on his Twitter feed, “Flu 24,000 deaths last 8 months, Covid-19 43,000 deaths in 2 months.”
Yo’s experience of almost dying alone in a hospital is a wake-up call to anyone not taking social distancing and other health measures to avoid Covid seriously. As Dr. Shah aptly describes it in this podcast, “10,000 people dying is nothing compared to 100,000 people losing their jobs.”
What Yo and others learned from his harrowing experience could save people’s lives. Misconceptions abound, but facts stand solid. Listen in to learn why.
Learn what its really like, first hand, from someone who was put in ICU with possible days to live after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Find out why, though some are asymptomatic, other people develop such a high fever when diagnosed with Covid. Understand why ventilators are not a one-size-fits all cure. Learn why Yo’s doctor vowed not to put him on a ventilator unless it was absolutely necessary. Learn why a cytokine storm, a normal inflammatory response of a healthy immune system, can actually cause more harm when you have Covid. Evaluate why immunity is such a big word in Covid-19 treatment now. Discover medical methods that worked for Yo and others that didn’t. Realize what protestors might be missing in their bid to reopen local economies. Understand the life cycle of a virus, and that it is normal for them to resurface every 100 years or so. Join Yo in his emotional journey through his diagnosis to his current struggle to regain full health.
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