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TWiV 1125: Can pig flu viruses go viral?

6/23/2024
TWiV reviews criticism of NIAID monkeypox virus experiments by House Republicans, spread of wild poliovirus across Afghanistan and Pakistan, plan to overhaul NIH by House lawmakers, and the potential pandemic risk of circulating swine H1N2 influenza viruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Brianne Barker, and Angela Mingarelli Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerHBV Meetingevasive answers on monkeypox viruspdf Wild poliovirus spreads overhaul NIHpdfPotential pandemic riskJolene Weekly Picks Angela – Staring at the Sun — close-up images from space rewrite solar science Brianne – Water frost detected on Mars Volcanos Dickson – Best view yet of the Crab Nebula Vincent – Will Your Tattoo Give You Cancer: Probably Not…but Maybe? Listener Picks Jessica – Manchurian plague Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv Content in this podcast should not be construed as medical advice.

Duration:01:36:12

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TWiV 1124: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

6/22/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, before discussing methods for sterilizing filtering facepieces, an update to the fall COVID boosters, the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic and where to find it and drug interaction database, convalescent plasma, the effectiveness of the monoclonal antibody sotrovimab against Omicron variants, what to do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, the need for better nursing resources, how survivors of COVID-19-associated ARDS exhibited sustained elevation in endothelial dysfunction biomarkers, correlating with the severity of impaired gas exchange, reactivation of latent CMV as a consequence of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, identification of variables that might impact or predict a person’s time to recovery from an acute SARS-CoV-2 infection and if COVID-19 patients really have olfactory dysfunction more often than normally smelling individuals. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode national trend deathssterilizing filtering facepiece Booster update EUA for pemgarda Where CDC QuarantineEarly phase NIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesDrug interaction checkersafetyimmunocompromised Revisiting monoclonal antibody therapyhealthcare provider shortagesdexamethasone Anticoagulation nurse staffingsevere postCMV reactionrecovery from acuteReduced olfactory bulb volume with dysfunctionFloating DoctorsLetters readpdfJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:40:15

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TWiV 1123: Europic 2024 in Jyväskylä, Finland

6/16/2024
Vincent travels to Europic 2024 in Jyväskylä, Finland to speak with Tapani Hovi and Caroline Tapparel about their careers and their research on enteroviruses and elimination of poliomyelitis. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Tapani Hovi and Caroline Tapparel Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode banknotesVariant EV-A71enterovirusesmouse cells producing Pvrparalytic poliomyelitis environmental poliovirus surveillance Jolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv Content in this podcast should not be construed as medical advice.

Duration:00:59:32

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TWiV 1122: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

6/15/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin discusses expanded use of the RSV vaccine by GSK, how the youngest member of the MicrobeTV family was hospitalized with RSV, why we are seeing more RSV infections than before the pandemic and how administration of monoclonal antibody therapy does not prevent infection but disease, before reviewing the weekly US COVID update, how SARS-CoV-2 affects neurodevelopment of the fetus and probability of preeclampsia, if giving Paxlovid prevents long COVID, and FDA recommends switching from the XBB.1.5 variant to JN.1 for fall COVID-19 vaccine formulations. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode YoungImmuneafter pandemicNirsevimabnotTWiV tells it likes it isexpanded 50-59high risk 50-year oldsdeathsnational trendNeurodevelopmental delay Preeclampsiachildren and adolescentsfallswitch EUA for pemgardaInfusion centers CDC quarantineEarly phase NIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesDrug interaction checkersafetyimmunocompromisedrespiratory virushealthcare providershortagesdexamethasone AnticoagulationTWiVpreventsFloating DoctorsLetters readpdfJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:41:19

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TWiV Special: How the pandemic began in Nature, in 5 key points

6/10/2024
TWiV rebuts a recent opinion piece which falsely claims that the COVID-19 pandemic began in a lab (it began in Nature). This material has been extracted from TWiV 1121. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Brianne Barker, and Jolene Ramsey Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerTWiV 1019: Eddie Holmes on SARS-CoV-2 originsTWiV 1017: From Nature, not a labTWiV 995: Viral origin storiesTWiV 940: Eddie Holmes in on viral originsTWiV 876: Spillover market with Michael WorobeyTWiV 762: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Robert GarryTWiV 760: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Peter Daszak, Thea Kølsen Fischer, Marion KoopmansTWiV 774: Kristian Andersen, Robert Garry, and the deleted SARS-CoV-2 sequences5 Key PointsJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv Content in this podcast should not be construed as medical advice.

Duration:00:55:22

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TWiV 1121: SARS-CoV2 still didn't come from a lab

6/9/2024
TWiV rebuts a recent opinion piece which falsely claims that the COVID-19 pandemic began in a lab (it began in Nature), followed by a discussion of Paride bacteriophage, which has the unsual property of being able to kill dormant, antibiotic-tolerant cells by direct lytic replication. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Brianne Barker, and Jolene Ramsey Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerHBV MeetingASV Annual MeetingTWiV 1019: Eddie Holmes on SARS-CoV-2 originsTWiV 1017: From Nature, not a labTWiV 995: Viral origin storiesTWiV 940: Eddie Holmes in on viral originsTWiV 876: Spillover market with Michael WorobeyTWiV 762: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Robert GarryTWiV 760: SARS-CoV-2 origins with Peter Daszak, Thea Kølsen Fischer, Marion KoopmansTWiV 774: Kristian Andersen, Robert Garry, and the deleted SARS-CoV-2 sequences5 Key Pointsdormant, antibiotic-tolerant cellsPseudomonas aeruginosaEnea MaffeiJolene Weekly Picks Brianne – How to build a nuclear warning for 10,000 years’ time Rich – Doctor My Eyes | Jackson Browne Alan – WHO Health for All Film Festival winners Jolene – El enemigo de mi enemigo es mi amigo Vincent – A Population Dotmap of New York City and Race and Ethnicity in New York City Listener Picks David – The greatest clock (and map) ever made Peter – The Mouse as a Microscope Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Duration:01:51:44

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TWiV 1120: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

6/7/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reports the third case of influenza H5N1 infection in a human, this time with respiratory symptoms, an H5 avian influenza virus wastewater dashboard, FDA approves Moderna’s mRNA vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus, vaccine advisors to FDA recommend switching from the XBB.1.5 variant to JN.1 for fall COVID-19 vaccine formulations, weekly US COVID update, a controlled human exhaled breath aerosol experimental study on the relative efficacy of masks and respirators as source control for viral aerosol shedding from people infected with SARS-CoV-2, systematic review of early use of oral antiviral drugs and the risk of post COVID-19 syndrome, long-COVID autonomic syndrome in working age and work ability impairment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5.3% of Americans currently have long COVID, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presented a report with a number of conclusions about long-COVID diagnosis, symptoms, and impact on daily function. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Michigan Not eye but respiratoryH5N1 dashboard FDA Moderna RSV vaccine Moderna FDA VRBPAC JN.1 variantnational trend deaths source control advice Older adult slides EUA for pemgarda Where CDC QuarantineEarly phase NIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesDrug interaction checkersafetyimmunocompromised respiratory virushealthcare provider shortages dexamethasone Anticoagulation oral antiviral drugs Early antiviral useautonomicassessment toolpopulation with long COVID many symptoms Long-term health effectsTWiVFloating Doctors fundraiser Letters read on TWiV 1120pdf)Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:31:32

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TWiV 1119: Gene editing latent herpes

6/1/2024
TWiV reviews viral shedding and antibody responses of men with acute monkeypox virus infection, and gene editing for latent herpes simplex virus infection reduces viral load and shedding. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Angela Mingarelli Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerCafepressHBV MeetingNext Generation GrantsASV Annual MeetingsheddingGene editingLetters readJolene Weekly Picks Angela – Unconventional Sex Let Anglerfish Conquer the Deep Ocean Kathy – Doonesbury from 5-26-24. And Publish or Perish game Rich – Sky: Giant Sunspot Region 3664 and Resulting Auroras APOD video Vincent – Mysterious sea urchin plague is spreading through the world’s oceans Listener Pick Abdulaziz – Biomedical Scientist Answers Pseudoscience Questions Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv Content in this podcast should not be construed as medical advice.

Duration:01:41:25

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TWiV 1118: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

6/1/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin delves into highly pathogenic H5N1 infection of hunting dogs, dairy cattle, humans and alpacas before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, risks factors associated with the development of severe COVID-19 in pediatric patients, virus transmission on commercial airline flights, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, a drug interaction database, absence of durability of XBB.1.15 vaccine induced immunity and continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, and discusses why development of long COVID should be included in the development of treatments for acute viral disease, if vaccination effects long COVID, structural impairment of brain during long COVID, how cognitive and respiratory function may be compromised in long COVID. For more information about long COVID-19 listen to TWiV 1088 and for H5N1 in dairy cattle and unpasteurized milk TWiV 1117. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Bird dogs antibodies Dairy cattle and 2 humanscow’s milk infectedTWiV 1117: Alpacasalpacas in Idahodeathsnational trendpediatric critical Kids and their underlying conditionsairline flightsadvice Older adultslidesdurable immune EUA for pemgardaInfusion centers CDC quarantineEarly phase NIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesDrug interaction checkersafetyimmunocompromisedrespiratory virushealthcare providershortagesdexamethasone AnticoagulationTWiV following Why includeCerebral microstructural alterationschildren and young adultslung hyperinflationTWiVFloating DoctorsLetters readpdfJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:50:39

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TWiV 1117: Pol dances with the RNA that brought it

5/25/2024
TWiV discusses presence of infectious avian H5N1 influenza virus in raw milk from infected dairy cows. dynamics of measles immunity from birth and following vaccination, and a mechanism for cis-preferential reverse transcription revealed by deep mutational scanning of hepatitis B virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerCafepressHBV MeetingNext Generation GrantsASV Annual Meeting H5N1 influenza virus in raw cow milkmeasles virus immunityHBV reverse transcriptionJolene Weekly Picks Dickson – Oldest virus in Neanderthal bones Brianne – Jeopardy! winner reveals entwined memory systems make a trivia champion Kathy – Bright future of intelligent fabrics primary article and Self-dyeing textiles (primary article) Rich – Farewell to HD Atlas; Boston Dynamics Retires HD Atlas Robot Alan – Why vaccinating cattle against H5N1 is hard Vincent – Singapore Airlines turbulence: why climate change is making flights rougher Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Duration:01:52:41

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TWiV 1116: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

5/25/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin delves highly pathogenic H5N1 biology including its circulation in New York City, being able to infect cells within mammary glands and why testing is not supported before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, how vaccination reduced deaths and hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 and how to take off PPE to reduce virus transmission, discussing the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, a drug interaction database and the global phase 3 trail of a novel antiviral, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, reminisces about when available monoclonal antibody therapies were effective, and discusses muscle training/exercise for treatment of PASC/long COVID and the use of RNase for its treatment. For more information about long COVID-19 listen to TWiV 1088. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Clade 2.3.4.4binfluenza A receptors inlivestock infecteddairy worker Reluctancenational trend deathsprevaccination era Slightly less than halfadvice Older adult slides Advisory committee for immunization practices EUA for pemgarda CDC QuarantineEarly phaseNIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesDrug interaction checker Global phase 3 studysafetyimmunocompromisedrespiratory virusheathcare provider shortagesmonoclonal antibody therapies workeddexamethasone Anticoagulation Global Cardiopulmonary exercisesRSVL-132 Muscle trainingTWiVFloating DoctorsLetters readpdfJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:46:38

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TWiV 1115: Calling the CoPs on flu

5/19/2024
TWiV reviews results of a phase 3 trial of a self-amplifying mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and the finding that baseline innate and T cell populations are correlates of protection against symptomatic influenza virus infection independent of serology. Hosts: Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerCafepressNext Generation Grantsself-amplifying mRNAself-amplifying mRNA vaccineRNA machinescorrelates of protectionJolene Weekly Picks Dickson - Nitrogen-fixing organelle in a marine alga Brianne – Mapping a lost branch of the Nile Alan – Interactive version of the updated USDA gardening zone map on NPR. Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Duration:01:39:46

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TWiV 1114: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

5/18/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin delves into discussing drinking “raw” milk possessing H5N1 influenza virus, if the virus can reproduce in the human gut, and the meaning of finding viral RNA in wastewater samples before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, withdrawal of AstraZeneca’s SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from the European market, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, if administration of colchicine for the management of COVID-19, compares and provides information for the enrollment into the NIH clinical trials of long COVID and its effects on sleep, exercise intolerance and the cognitive profile in multiple sclerosis and post-COVID, exercise intolerance and post-exertional malaise. For more information about cow and milk infection by H5N1 listen to the discussion with Richard Webby on TWiV 1113 and for long COVID-19 listen to TWiV 1088. Dr. Griffin also provides a list of apps for monitoring one’s health including brain health. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode milk infected with H5N1 Uncowedflying around for 4unpasteurized rawhuman gut Wastewater samplesRichard Webbynational trend deathsadvice Older adult slides Advisory committee for immunization practices Withdrawal Astra-Zenecadata/adverse event EUA for pemgarda CDC QuarantineEarly phaseNIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesantibioticssafetyimmunocompromisedvaccine-boosted convalescent plasmarespiratory virusheathcare provider shortagesdexamethasone Anticoagulation Colchicine Colchicine guidelinesTWiV NIHrehabilitation scaleVisibleBearable appTrackingbrain healthVanderbilt’s long COVID resourcesFloating DoctorsLetters readpdfJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:48:20

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TWiV 1113: Influenza virus H5N1 in cows' milk with Richard Webby

5/12/2024
Richard Webby joins TWiV to review the history of avian H5N1 influenza virus, the recent change in epidemiological patterns, infection of dairy cattle in the US, and the risk of an outbreak in humans. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Guest: Richard Webby Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerCafepressresearch laboratorydairy cattle and catsdairy cattleH9N2 bat virusTWiV 1111Letters readJolene Weekly Picks Brianne – The Little Researcher (from Bioss) Alan – Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s OPV switch was “unqualified failure.” Vincent – Errant Science Listener Picks Moragh – Paper Cuts Podcast Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Duration:01:21:28

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TWiV 1112: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

5/11/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin deep dives into infections of dairy cattle with high pathogenic influenza H5N1, how long virus has been circulating and if known anti-influenza antivirals can reduce secondary attack rates, before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, whether COVID booster takes associates with long COVID prevalence, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, if administration of oral antiviral therapies can prevent the onset of post-acute sequelae following SARS-CoV-2 infection, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, compares and contrasts the cognitive profile in multiple sclerosis and post-COVID, exercise intolerance following SARS-CoV-2 infection and the epidemiology of the pandemic in a Kenyan refugee camp. For more information about this body of work, listen to TWiV 1088. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode high path avianHigh path cow influenzaflying around for 4 Interstate commerce:Oseltamivir and baloxavir marboxilnationaldeathsadvice Older adult slides Advisory committee for immunization practices EUA for pemgarda CDC QuarantineNIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesantibioticssafetyimmunocompromisedvaccine-boosted convalescent plasmarespiratory virusheathcare provider shortagesmetformin Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir Oral antiviralsprevention ofeffectivenessdexamethasone Anticoagulation TWiVmultiple sclerosis and post-COVID Exercise intoleranceKakuma refugee camp, Rohingya refugeesFloating DoctorsLetters readpdfJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:46:32

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TWiV 1111: Taming of the flu

5/5/2024
TWiV reviews viruses in the news: Chinese scientist who released the SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence sleeps in the street, a case of measles in Haifa, spread of waterborne infectious diseases in Gaza, interstate spread of avian influenza A(H5N1) in dairy cattle, and an orangutan heals himself with medicinal plants, followed by identification of a cell receptor for parechoviruses, and blockade of necroptosis prevents lung injury in severe influenza. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerCafepressasv.orgThe New Cityblog postPandemic Preparednesssleeps on streetMeasles Waterborne illnessH5N1 virus in dairy cattlemedicinal plantsidentifiedNecroptosis blockadeNecroptosis, pyroptosis and apoptosisLetters readJolene Weekly Picks Dickson – NASA’s Webb Finds Ethanol, Other Icy Ingredients for Worlds Alan – MyClimate.org calculators Vincent – Twenty-Five Lectures in Virology 2024 Listener Picks Alan – NPR story and interactive quiz on pandemic respiratory disease transmission Az – H5N1 Avian Flu in Mammals Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Duration:01:40:13

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TWiV 1110: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

5/4/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin begins with discussing if the antibiotic neomycin is really a pan-antiviral countermeasure, then reviews the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection before deep diving into if shedding and the rapid antigen test results correlate, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, whether COVID booster associates with the long COVID prevalence, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, revised guidelines for how to treat respiratory viral infection guidelines by the CDC, the caveats for improper use of antibiotics to treat SARS-CoV-2 (a viral infection), continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, if administration of an anti-immunoglobulin E monoclonal antibody can be used for COVID-19 treatment, if inhibiting T-cell activation will reduce secretion and production of inflammatory cytokines including IL-6, if changes in the gut microbiome associate with post -acute COVID-19 syndrome, and the pulmonary and neurologic determinants of long COVID-19 such as the presence of neurofilament light chain in plasma. For more information about this body of work, listen to TWiV 1088. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Intranasal antibioticnationaldeathsshedding vs rapid antigenadvice Older adult slides Advisory committee for immunization practicesbooster take EUA for pemgarda CDC QuarantineNIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesantibiotics Can you believesafetyimmunocompromisedvaccine-boosted convalescent plasmarespiratory virusheathcare provider shortagesdexamethasone Anticoagulation omalizumab Abatacept TWiVmicrobiome PulmonaryNeurofilament light chainFloating DoctorsLetters readpdfJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:51:43

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TWiV 1109: A protein flew out and a bat flu in

4/28/2024
TWiV reviews avian H5N1 influenza virus in the US, measles at highest levels in England, positive selection underlies repeated knockout of ORF8 in SARS-CoV-2 evolution, and cross-species spill-over potential of the H9N2 bat influenza A virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerCafepressasv.orgThe New Cityblog postPandemic Preparednesshumansgenome sequencescases and outbreaksmeasles statisticsPositive selectionSpillover potentialLetters readJolene Weekly Picks Dickson – Journey to the Andromeda Galaxy, Highest jump in human history Alan – What Does a Scientist Look Like? photo gallery by Nature, and public display in London Vincent – The Campus-Left Occupation That Broke Higher Education, I’m a Columbia Professor. The Protests on my Campus are not Justice Listener Picks David – Blue Angels unbelievable footage Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Duration:01:39:22

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TWiV 1108: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

4/27/2024
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent statistics on the circulation of measles, and H51 influenza infection of birds, poultry and cows before and SARS-CoV-2 circulation, before discussing if the original monovalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was effective in children and adolescents, how to use words to properly describe respiratory pathogens the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, revised guidelines for how to treat respiratory viral infection guidelines by the CDC, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, revised guidelines SARS-CoV-2 treatment and how to treat respiratory viral infections, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, if administration of remdesivir reduces mortality, long COVID, persistence of virus infection during long COVID and it prevalence. For more information about this body of work, listen to TWiV 1088. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode tracking Cows, chickens and birds Evolutionnationaldeaths Original monovalent mRNA vaccine Updated terminologyreally better definitions for Pharmaceuticals Older adult slides Advisory committee for immunization practices EUA for pemgarda CDC QuarantineNIH Infectious Disease Society guidelinesWHO vs national COVID-19 and the bay of pigssafetyimmunocompromisedvaccine-boosted convalescent plasmarespiratory virusheathcare provider shortagesdexamethasone Anticoagulation RemdesivirTWiV Long COVID prevalence Persistence of SARS-CoV-2new answersASTMH fundraiser at PWBLetters readpdfJolene Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

Duration:00:43:18

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TWiV 1107: Uncoating some envelopes

4/21/2024
It has been a long time since TWiV has released an all listener email episode, and if you have been waiting for one, then this episode is for you! (and everyone else of course). Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord ServerCafepressasv.orgThe New Cityblog postPandemic PreparednessLetters readJolene Weekly Picks Brianne – Cats Are Perfect. An Evolutionary Biologist Explains Why Alan – Bardcore music by Hildegard von Blingin’ Vincent – A quote from Georgia O’Keefe: “I think it’s so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary – you’re happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous”. From the dailyphilosopher Listener Picks Julia – Recent success in troubleshooting autoclave challenges Charmaine – Viruses, myelin, the evolution of complex life, and the Fermi paradox Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Duration:01:52:08