Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

COVID-19: A Second Look

As the pandemic continues to evolve every day, many of us have questions. Should I still wear a mask? Should I be worried about the Delta variant? When will my children be able to get the vaccine? Dr. Raul Pino joined Chief Judge Lisa Munyon in the studio to try to answer some of those questions and more. As Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Dr. Pino has worked through the pandemic to educate our area on the latest news and updates of how best to navigate each new phase. Listen in to hear him speak about the future of COVID-19 and what we should be doing to protect one another.


  • 00:14 – Working in the Public Health Sector
  • 02:45 – COVID-19 in Orange County
  • 05:01 – Delta variant
  • 08:11 – Importance of vaccinations
  • 15:43 – How to protect one another
  • 27:53 – Long-term effects of the virus
  • 30:41 – Differences in vaccines
  • 32:42 – Herd immunity
  • 35:21 – How tourism affects the pandemic
  • 38:45 – How to handle the current phase of COVID-19
Open Ninth
Episode 131

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 41:32



In this episode

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon
Lisa T. Munyon

Chief Judge and Open Ninth host

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon has been a Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit for 18 years. She is the Ninth Circuit's first female Chief Judge.

Dr. Raul Pino

Director, Florida Department of Health - Orange County

Dr. Raul Pino is the Director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. He has been the face of the COVID-19 response for our community.