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COVID19 The Answers

Funmi Okunola, a Physician, hosts a show that interviews a range of special guests that will introduce to you, the global audience, a pathway back to pre-COVID life. These esteemed professionals at the top of their field, will be interviewed about a range of evidenced-based technologies and methods that if incorporated, will allow all of us to live safely with the coronavirus. We set the stage with an explanation of the virus and the disease then move onto episodes featuring vaccination, testing, air filtration and more. This is the 360 degree solution to pandemic mitigation. Each episode will be available weekly.


Episode 15 - Wastewater Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2
Professor Alex MacKenzie MD, PhD, Dr Tyson Graber PhD, and Professor Robert Delatolla PhD talk about their research and work in detecting SARS-CoV-2 in the Wastewater of the citizens of Ontario, Canada.“SARS-CoV-2 Protein in Wastewater Mirrors COVID-19 Prevalence” -“How sewage could reveal true scale of coronavirus outbreak” -“Quantitative analysis of SARS-CoV-2 RNA from wastewater solids in communities with low COVID-19 incidence and prevalence” - “How Wastewater Treatment Works - The Basics -“How Do Wastewater Treatment Plants Work?” - Public Health Wastewater Surveillance - Research Institute -“The myriad ways sewage surveillance is helping fight COVID around the world” -“How sewage can warn us about the next pandemic” - Dashboard - #kojalamedical #covid #drfunmiokunolamd #drfunmiokunola #wastewater #wastewatermanagement #wastewatertreatment #poop #covidpoop #covidtests #covidlong #medical #interview #research #longSARS #longcovid19 #covid19 #delta #omicron #covidsupport #vaccine #covidvaccination #covid_19 #covidvaccine #covidpoops #sewagetreatmentplant #sewagewater #sewage #toilet #covidquestions #covid #ProfAlexMacKenzie #DrTysonGraber #ProfRobertDelatollaCovid-19 The Answers: Copyright Kojala Medical 2022. All rights reserved.
63:11 20/05/2022
Episode 14 - IT to Combat COVID-19
Ms Galya Westler is interviewed about how Information Technology in the form of Blockchain Technology, namely Self Sovereign Identity, can be used to Combat pandemics and enable the secure transfer of our private medical information in healthcare. “Blockchain applications in health care for COVID-19 and beyond: a systematic review” -“Blockchain Identity Management: The Definitive Guide (2021 Update)” -“How Is Blockchain Efficiently Used in Digital Identity Management?” -“Blockchain, Self-Sovereign Identity, And The Future Of Data Privacy”- FORBES Magazine - #DrFunmiOkunola #GalyaWestler #Blockchain #HealthandIT #covid19 #pandemic #technology #newtechnology #covidtechnology #covidquestions #covidanswers #omicron #delta #healthcare #healthcareprofessionals #healthcareindustry #healthcaresolutions #covidsolutions #sarscov2 #digital #digitalcovid #coviddigital #covidvaccine #longcovid #patients #covidcare #medical #interview #research #longSARS #longcovid19 #covid19 #delta #omicron #covidsupport #vaccine #covidvaccination #covid_19 #covidvaccine Covid-19 The Answers: Copyright Kojala Medical 2022. All rights reserved.
58:03 14/05/2022
Episode 13 - The Business Case for Pandemic Mitigation
Dr Robert C Robbins MD, President of the University of Arizona talks about the Business Case for Pandemic Mitigation. If you scroll down to the bottom of the podcast section of my website, you will see the diagram for the "360 degree Solution to Pandemic Control". This solution illustrates the risk reduction measures that we need to put in place, working collectively, to manage this pandemic, future pandemics and to live with the coronavirus safely. Today we are looking at a real life scenario of how the 360 degree solution to pandemic control can really work! Following on from Professor David Harris in Episode 8 Part 2, President Robert C Robbins of the University of Arizona will talk about the mitigation methods they enacted to combat transmission of COVID-19 on the university campus and illustrate the medical, societal and business case for doing so.
26:10 06/05/2022
Episode 12 - Far UVC with Professor Kirk Atkinson PhD
Professor Kirk Atkinson talks about Far UVC and its ability to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus and other pathogens. Learn more: Research Links:“Far-UVC light (222 nm) efficiently and safely inactivates airborne human coronaviruses” -“Predicting airborne coronavirus inactivation by far-UVC in populated rooms using a high-fidelity coupled radiation-CFD model” -“Improved estimates of 222 nm far-UVC susceptibility for aerosolized human coronavirus via a validated high-fidelity coupled radiation-CFD code” - David J Brenner, Columbia University -“Inactivation Rates for Airborne Human Coronavirus by Low Doses of 222 nm Far-UVC Radiation” -“Extreme Exposure to Filtered Far-UVC: A Case Study” -
52:23 29/04/2022
Episode 11 - SARS-CoV-2 is Airborne! Part 3 - The Successful Implementation of Mitigation Measures
Shannon Horn Lead Campus Mechanical Engineer, University of Colorado at Boulder in the US discusses how Air Ventilation & Air Filtration were implemented on the university campus under the guidance of Professor Jose Jimenez, PhD, Environmental Scientist and Professor Shelley Miller PhD, Environmental Engineer with the help of Jason C Schlosser, Assistant Director of Facilities Operation Services.Watch the full interview here: more at: ASHRAE -
27:00 22/04/2022
Episode 10 - SARS-CoV-2 is Airborne Part 2 How do we Combat It?
Professor Jose Jimenez, PhD discusses the 4 mitigation methods for combating airborne SARS-CoV-2 - Masking, Ventilation, Air Filtration and Germicidal UV Radiation.Watch the full interview here: TBCLearn more at: CIDRAP Commentary - “What Can Masks Do? Part 1" - An urgent call for global “vaccines-plus” action - Indicators for Risk of Airborne Transmission in Shared Indoor Environments and Their Application to COVID-19 Outbreaks -“If We’re Going to Live with COVID-19, It’s Time to Clean Our Indoor Air Properly ” by Professor Edward Nardell -
60:11 15/04/2022
Episode 9 - SARS-CoV-2 is Airborne! Part 1
Interview with Professor Jose Jimenez PhD about aerosol transmission of the coronavirus. We discuss the difference between an aerosol and a droplet. How the laws of Physics dictate how aerosols and droplets are propagated. How vocalisation increases transmission and the different numbers of aerosols produced by breathing, talking, shouting, singing. We touch on simple ways to protect yourself with then knowledge that SARS-CoV-2 is airborne. The sociology and politics around why the scientific evidence that shows that a coronavirus transmitted by aerosols is not widely accepted and acted upon.Watch the full interview here: more at: Ten Scientific Reasons in Support of Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2”- transmission of Respiratory Viruses -
79:15 10/04/2022
Episode 8 Part 2 - Accounts of Rapid Testing in the Field
Professor David Harris, Phd describes the Test, Trace, Treat Strategy that was implemented at the University of Arizona in the Fall of 2020.Professor David Harris and his team at the University of Arizona in the USA have provided proof of concept of Dr Michael Mina’s research and advocacy of Rapid testing as a means of reducing SARS-CoV-2 transmission of infection during the pandemic.They have also shown how the 360 degree solution to pandemic control can work in a real life scenario by actively implementing most of the risk reduction methods, facilitating a path of living with COVID-19 safely whilst getting back to a form of normal life again.Watch the full interview here: more at:
56:21 02/04/2022
Episode 8 Part 1 - Rapid Testing with Dr Michael Mina MD, PhD
Dr Michael Mina MD, PhD is interviewed about Rapid Testing. We discuss the difference between PCR and rapid antigen testing with regards to detection of SARS-CoV-2; the sensitivity of rapid antigen tests and their ability to detect contagious people early and the use of CT values. We also explore how the Omicron variant affects our immune system, the incubation period of this variant and how the rapid antigen tests work in this scenario. Watch the full interview here: more at:“TWiV 640: Test often, fast turnaround, with Michael Mina” -“Test sensitivity is secondary to frequency and turnaround time for COVID-19 screening” -“COVID-19 testing: One size does not fit all” -“Active epidemiological investigation on SARS-CoV-2 infection caused by Omicron variant (Pango lineage B.1.1.529) in Japan: preliminary report on infectious period” -“To Interpret the SARS-CoV-2 Test, Consider the Cycle Threshold Value” - Feed for Dr Michael Mina - @michaelmina_lab"COVID-19 Incidence and Death Rates Among Unvaccinated and Fully Vaccinated Adults with and Without Booster Doses During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Emergence — 25 U.S. Jurisdictions, April 4–December 25, 2021" - https://www.cdc.go/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7104e2.htm#covid19theanswers #Kojalamedical #DrFunmiOkunola #DrMichaelMina #rapidtest #covidtesting #covidtests #covidtestathome #covidvaccine #covid #omicron #booster #unvaccinated #science #rapidtest #pcr #antigentest #contagious #rapidtesting #rapidtestkit #rapidpcr #infectious
62:54 02/04/2022
Episode 7 - An Intro to Testing & the SalivaDirect Story with Dr Anne Wyllie PhD
Dr Anne Wyllie PhD aka “The Spit Queen” a Microbiologist and Research Scientist at the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health at Yale University in the USA is interviewed about the SalivaDirect PCR COVID-19 testing protocol that she developed.  We look at why testing is such an important tool to reduce our risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and how it forms part of the 360 degree solution to pandemic control. We talk about the safety, affordability, sensitivity, adaptability, flexibility and quick turnaround time of SalivaDirect and look at how it can be used to test other pathogens in the future.Watch: More: Tedros Ghebreyesus March 2020 the World Health Organisation’s Director General – “SalivaDirect: A simplified and flexible platform to enhance SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity” - The Answers: Copyright Kojala Medical 2022. All rights reserved. #Covid_19theanswers #covid19theanswers #KojalaMedical #DrFunmiOkunolaMD #DrAnneWylliePhD #Omicron #covidtesting #covid19 #covidvaccinations #covidvaccineschildren #covidadvisor #covidquestions #covid19theanswers #rapidtest #PCR #nasaltest #covidnasaltest #pcrtest #rapidpcr #pcrspittest #travelpcr#covidtests ##longhaulcovid #covidquestions #brainfog #covidadvisor #longhaulerstrong #Covid #rapidtesting #LongCOVIDresearch #longcovidresearch #longhaulercovid19 #longcovid #longcovidgroup #covid19theanswers #medical #interview #research #longcovid19 #covid19 #delta #omicron #covidsupport #vaccine #covidvaccination #covid_19 #covidvaccine
39:58 27/03/2022
Episode 6 – The Effects of COVID-19 & the COVID Vaccination of the Indigenous People of Canada
Dr Evan Adams MD - Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Indigenous Services Canada talks about the experiences of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people of Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic and the COVID vaccination of these communities.Watch the full interview here: more at: Kojala Medical 2022. All rights reserved. #KojalaMedical #DrFunmiOkunolaMD #DrEvanAdams #IndigenousPeopleAndCovid #covidadvisor #covidquestions #Covid #Covideffects #covidsymptomsTRANSCRIPT:Kojala Medical presents COVID 19 The Answers. The show that delivers the scientific evidence-based knowledge that can safely return us all to our pre-COVID lives. My name is Dr. Funmi Okunola and I'll be hosting the show. Every week you can listen to me interview a highly respected professional about the science that can reduce your risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus.Welcome to episode 6 of COVID 19: The Answers, titled 'The vaccination of the Indigenous People of Canada and the effects of COVID 19 on the Indigenous People of Canada I'd like to introduce you all to Dr Evan Adams, Dr Adams is from the Tla'amin First Nation near Powell river in British Columbia Canada. Dr Adams completed his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Calgary and his aboriginal family practice residency at Saint Paul's hospital UBC in Vancouver Canada as chief resident. He then went on to acquire a Masters of Public Health degree from John Hopkins University in Baltimore in the USA. He was the first ever aboriginal health physician advisor in the office of the Provincial Health Officer and became the deputy Provincial Health Officer in the province of British Columbia Canada in 2014 he became the first Chief Medical Officer for the newly formed First Nations Health Authority in BC. Dr Adams is currently the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Indigenous Services Canada Dr Adams is a multi-award-winning actor, most famously starring as Thomas Builds-The-Fire in the movie, 'Smoke Signals' and has over 30 years experience as a motivational speaker. Dr Evan Adams is one of the most famous, honored and much-loved persons amongst the Indigenous People of Canada. Welcome! Ah thank you, what a very generous introduction. Oh it's very true.I've spoken to many Indigenous People and I hear nothing but high praise. Ah, that's a that's a nice feeling, thank you. So, I've been dying to ask, how a medical physician came to be a famous actor and did you have to choose between the two professions? Yeah, it actually happened the other way around. I was uh, you know, I was a fairly good student and and as a you know as a high school student was told 'oh we we so need you to get an education and return home and help with all of those all of those issues' and I think as a as a young person, that's pretty daunting and so when I was in University I was studying Biochemistry in my second year, a woman came up to me on the street and she said are you an actor and I just lied. Why did I say yes?She said come and read for me tomorrow and I did, and I was cast in the second lead in a, in a film and it was actually quite wonderful. I thought oh this is really fun, it's much better than the drudgery and the burden of training and going home and serving. It's just really light fun, but of
51:19 18/03/2022
Episode 5 Part 1 – The Effect of the Pandemic on Children
Discussing The Effect of the Pandemic on Children with the President and CEO of UNICEF Canada - Mr David Morley. This week on the show, we talk about the scale of global child suffering caused by COVID-19. UNICEF has declared COVID-19 to be the worst crisis for children in the organization's 75-year history and has called for immediate action. Today's interview will focus on some of the major crises that UNICEF has identified as directly affecting children around the world, namely Poverty, Education, Mortality, Immunization, Nutrition, and Abuse. We also discuss the impact of the Omicron variant on children and Long Covid in children.Watch the full interview here: more at:
40:50 12/03/2022
Episode 5 Part 2 - Global Vaccine Equity
Global Vaccine Equity is Discussed with Mr David Morley, President and CEO of UNICEF. We talk about WHO's strategy to achieve Worldwide Global COVID Vaccination and UNICEF's role in that strategy working with COVAX.Watch the full interview here: more at:
36:17 12/03/2022
Episode 4 Part 2 - COVID Vaccination, COVID Vaccines for Children
Professor Melissa Stockwell, MD, examines the shocking and devastating consequences of COVID-19 in unvaccinated children, especially in light of the latest Omicron Variant outbreak. We address the efficacy and safety of COVID vaccines in children, as well as recent studies examining the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 during the Omicron wave. Watch the full interview here: more at:
29:28 06/03/2022
Episode 4 Part 1 – COVID Vaccination
An interview about COVID Vaccines and Vaccination with Dr Craig Laferriere PhD. We discuss the overall impact of vaccination in terms of global death and disease reduction. We then concentrate on the various types of vaccines and relate them to the COVID Vaccines that are currently being administered.The research process, manufacturing, and safety of COVID vaccines are all explored. We investigate vaccine hesitancy in relation to COVID vaccination.Watch: More:
94:21 05/03/2022
Episode 3 – Long Covid
We begin with Dr. Jason Maley, who explains what Long COVID is and the processes that may be involved.Dr. Maley discusses his and his team's clinical experiences of providing care to Long COVID sufferers, we also touch on the US national Recover research project that he is involved with.Professor Amitava Banerjee is our second guest, he talks about the UK STIMULATE-ICP Long COVID research project we discuss the importance of illness prevention and his study findings on the organ damage linked with LONG COVID, as well as the research he is conducting looking into potential treatments.[01:29] - Dr Jason Maley[59:55] - Professor Amitava Banerjee
99:23 26/02/2022
Episode 2 – Intro to COVID-19
Dr Daniel Griffin MD, PhD - gives an introduction to COVID-19. Dr Griffin is both a Specialist Physician in Infectious Disease and a Research Scientist. Since the very beginning of the pandemic he has been actively involved in the clinical care of COVID-19 patients at every stage - from the community outpatient clinic to the Intensive Care Unit.Each stage and phase of the COVID-19 disease is explained using his research paper "The Importance of Understanding COVID-19 in Treatment & Trials" – published in Aids Reviews - as a reference, so you will have a good understanding of how the disease manifests itself in your body, how your immune system responds to a SARS-CoV-2 infection, and what treatments should be used at each stage of the disease. We touch briefly on the long term damage done to our bodies by COVID-19.We also discuss Superspreaders and Superspreader events
55:35 19/02/2022
Episode 1 – Intro to SARS-CoV-2
Dr Daniel Griffin MD, PhD - gives an introductory comprehensive talk about the pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.Dr Daniel Griffin is a Physician-Scientist and Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at ProHEALTH New York, and a clinical instructor of Medicine at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center. He is President of Parasites Without Borders, a co-host of This Week in Virology (TWIV) and active in the clinical care of patients living in the New York area and has been particularly involved in the care of patients suffering from COVID-19 since the very beginning of the pandemic.Viruses and coronaviruses are defined, we talk about the origins of SARS-CoV-2, discuss what a pandemic is and why we are in a pandemic, the transmission and contagiousness of this coronavirus, the variants of concern with a focus on Omicron and a look to the future.
56:06 11/02/2022
This is a trailer of a forthcoming series about COVID-19 mitigation technology. Dr Funmi Okunola MD, a physician of over 25 years experience , hosts a show that interviews a range of special guests that will introduce to you, the global audience, a pathway back to pre-COVID life. These esteemed professionals at the top of their field, will be interviewed about a range of evidenced-based technologies and methods that if incorporated will allow all of us to live safely with the coronavirus. We set the stage with an explanation of the virus and the disease then move onto episodes featuring vaccination, testing, air filtration and more.This the 360 degree solution to pandemic mitigation.Each episode will be available weekly.
01:16 02/02/2022