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Jan 23, 2022

Jonathan and Chris speak to Olivier Drouin, MD, MPH, a paediatrician and researcher in Montreal. The risk-benefit analyses regarding children, COVID-19, and the vaccines have received a lot of attention by journalists, parents, and peddlers of misinformation alike. “Myocarditis” is now a “boogeyword.” Olivier weighs in on how COVID affects children, the safety of the vaccines, and what to do about schools.


1:20 Not *that* Olivier Drouin

2:36 How COVID affects children

6:00 Risk factors

9:29 How Omicron affects children

13:25 Speculating on increased diabetes diagnoses

16:19 Vaccine safety in children and the focus on peri- and myocarditis

24:04 Vaccine hesitant parents

28:29 The school debate

41:58 Our elected officials

47:00 Research beyond COVID



* Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.


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1) Olivier Drouin on Twitter:

2) Olivier Drouin on Google Scholar:

3) Olivier Drouin on LinkedIn:

4) Jonathan’s article on COVID aerosols and ventilation/filtration: