Solving Healthcare with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Solving COVID-19, with Epidemiologist Dr. Raywat Deonandan

Episode Summary

This episode is awesome. In this discussion with Dr. Raywat Deonandan we cover: -What's needed to conquer COVID-19. -The importance of increased testing. -How COVID-19 is a health systems crisis. -What we can learn from other countries (for example, Iceland) -Why there's a reason for optimism. -Why social isolation is working. -When will the curve flatten. Dr. Raywat Deonandan is a scientist, award-winning, best selling author and journalist. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa (specializing in Global Health), and formerly the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Canadian federal government on the topic of Assisted Human Reproduction. He was a 2016 recipient of the OCUFA Teaching Award, the highest professorial teaching honour in the province of Ontario. A critically acclaimed fiction writer, his works have been published in nine countries and in five languages. One of his books, a short story collection called Sweet Like Saltwater, won the national book award of Guyana, the nation of Deonandan’s birth. He is also an award-winning journalist, with features in the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail, the Huffington Post, and California’s India Currents magazine. Dr. Deonandan is the founder and Executive Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences. He currently makes his home in both Toronto and Ottawa, and is available for speaking engagements on topics relating to science, literature, global health, and social policy. For detailed show notes go to: Today show is sponsored by BetterHelp is the largest online counselling platform worldwide. They change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counselling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone. Sign up today: and use Discount code “solvinghealthcare" Sign up with Audible today and receive a free month of service:

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