We are back with another great conversation, as we continue this amazing second season of the podcast! Today we are joined by the amazing, inspiring, and humble Dr. Keila Lopez, and we really cannot wait to share this episode with all of you, it is just that profound! Our focus is on the COVID-19 pandemic and how structural racism has impacted the reality of the last year and a half. Dr. Lopez answers some fundamental questions on coronavirus and COVID-19 before diving into more specific and scientific data around the vaccines, viruses, and the latest findings in healthcare.
This conversation provides so much essential clarity and demystification, which are vital to all of us in the question to make better-informed decisions around our health and wellbeing. We also get to hear about some of Dr. Lopez's background, training, and early years in medicine, with a strong focus on what it took to succeed in a field historically stacked against women and people of color.
Other themes that are explored during today's chat are health management and the determinant power of policy, the reach of structural racism within institutions, personal determination (or as Keila likes to call it 'perspiration over aspiration'!), and some illuminating thoughts on the way that scientific information evolves over time. This episode is essential listening on so many levels, so make sure to join as to hear it all!