The Conversation: Hawaii's COVID-19 Research On Testing, Vaccines and Treatment

Aug 28, 2020

There's local research underway around COVID-19. We explore issues around diagnostic tests - one uses saliva, another nasal swabs. We also talk about vaccines, antibody tests and treatment. There is a need for plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19. There are a number of clinical trials underway or about to get underway in the Islands and we talk about why there is a need to get a diverse pool of participants. 

Our guests today:

  • Dr. Kathy Kozak, host of The Body Show, which airs at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays on HPR-1.  Dr. Kozak works at Straub Medical Center as an internist specializing in preventative health, travel medicine, women's health and wellness. She's also the medical director at UHA Insurance.
  • Patrick Sullivan, founder and CEO of Oceanit. The company has been in Hawaii for 35 years and its mission is to implement innovative and sustainable engineering solutions.

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