Grand Peaks Medical is hosting a weekly webinar every Thursday at 9 a.m. to help people stay up to date about the coronavirus.

Dr. Jacob Curtis hosts the webinar each week. He tells people about the national data as well as the local angle of the virus.

"It initially became an opportunity to provide updates both on the national data, but also to try and give a local angle," Curtis said.

They also have a lot of room for Q&A and allowing people to submit questions beforehand.

Dr. Curtis said the webinar initially started as a conversation about mental health, but when the coronavirus came into full swing, they shifted their approach.

During an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio, Dr. Curtis opened up about his experience treating a COVID-19 patient in Eastern Idaho, as well as other suspected patients.

Dr. Curtis said, based on his experience and the data handed down from experts about the virus' mortality rate, this virus is no laughing matter.

"As far as how dangerous it is, we know that influenza is far more common, but the mortality against influenza is about 0.1%, so about 1 in 1,000 people will die from it," Curtis said. "Our best estimation, based on where you live, those who get COVID-19...95% will do fine, but it's that 5% that we're trying to be proactive about, [so we can] help the vulnerable population."

The webinar allows us all to be more 'proactive' each week.

If you'd like to tune in to the webinar on Thursdays at 9 a.m., visit Grand Peaks' Facebook page.