Apr 27, 2020
“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.
Dr. Darshan Shah:
Making the Cut: https://www.drshah.com/making-the-cut.html