Recorded July 24, 2020.
Our guest today is Dr. Tim Horita whom you’ll recognize if you have been a longtime listener of this podcast because he has been a guest several times. We asked him back again because he always does a great job of explaining complex topics in a way that makes a lot of sense. The main topics for today are the state of vaccine development and the CDC’s new data about mortality.
Questions from this episode include:
- What are the latest developments regarding the Covid-19 Vaccination program?
- The CDC recently released new data concerning mortality. Can you explain to us what they had to say?
- Why is the mortality rate lower?
Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health. Follow Ted on Instagram (@tedoconnellmd) and Twitter (@tedoconnell)!
Dr. Horita has been a practicing Family physician in Southern California for 23 years. He graduated with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1997. After serving as Chief Resident at the Kaiser Woodland Hills Family Medicine Residency, he became a member of their faculty, and later became program director. He continues to enjoy teaching medical students and residents, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Currently, Dr. Horita practices in Oxnard, California with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and in his community with the Westminster Free Clinic. His publications include several textbooks and a peer reviewed article in the journal American Family Physician.
He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and in 2018 was awarded Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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