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TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.

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TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.

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@profvrr

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English


Episodes

TWiV 959: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

12/3/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses effectiveness of influenza vaccination of pregnant women for prevention of maternal and early infant Influenza-associated hospitalizations in South Africa, a multivalent nucleoside-modified mRNA vaccine against all known influenza virus subtypes, single and 2-dose vaccinations with modified vaccinia Ankara-Bavarian Nordic induce durable B cell memory responses comparable to replicating smallpox vaccines, whether the risk of still and...

Duration:00:48:07

TWiV 958: Pass the RNA and have some venison pi

11/27/2022
The TWiV team reveals a variant SARS-CoV-2 that emerged in deer with deer-to-human transmission, and hybrid virus particles produced by co-infection with influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus particles. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccinated.us Testing and evaluation specialisttributeDivergent...

Duration:01:48:28

TWiV 957: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

11/26/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses human monkeypox virus infection in women and non-binary individuals during the 2022 outbreaks, changes in population immunity against infection and severe disease from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants in the United States, updates on COVID-19–related mortality, impact of community masking on COVID-19, effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines against hospitalization with Omicron sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5 in England, cardiovascular outcomes after...

Duration:00:43:26

TWiV 956: A domesticated viral envelope with Cedric Feschotte and John Anthony Frank

11/20/2022
Cedric and John join TWiV to discuss their research showing that a human protein derived from an ancient retrovirus infection can protect against infection by other retroviruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Cedric Feschotte and John Anthony Frank Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccinated.usTWiV 935 Stealing genesLetters readJolene Weekly Picks Kathy – Wastewater...

Duration:01:40:51

TWiV 955: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

11/19/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses the four things to know about RSV, the burden of respiratory syncytial virus in healthy term-born infants in Europe, the diagnostic accuracy of rapid diagnostic tests for Ebola virus disease, evaluating the accuracy of self-collected swabs for the diagnosis of monkeypox, tecovirimat is effective against human monkeypox virus in vitro at nanomolar concentrations, acute and postacute sequelae associated with SARS-CoV-2 reinfection, clinical...

Duration:00:46:45

TWiV 954: Speculating sarbecovirus spillovers with Michael Letko

11/13/2022
Michael Letko joins TWiV to discuss his research on understanding cell receptors required for sarbecovirus entry, including an ACE2-dependent isolate from Russian bats that is resistant to vaccine-induced antibodies. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: Michael Letko Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccinated.usCell entryRussian batsLetters...

Duration:01:50:03

TWiV 953: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

11/12/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses high demand for Amoxicillin causing shortages amid child RSV surge, epidemiologic and clinical features of children and adolescents aged <18 years with monkeypox, low risk of SARS-Cov-2 transmission by fomites, nucleocapsid antigenemia is a marker of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, impact of community masking on COVID-19, protection against Omicron from vaccination and previous infection in a prison system, Nirmatrelvir and the risk of...

Duration:00:54:53

TWiV 952: Jake Scott put the ID in COVID-19

11/6/2022
Infectious Disease physician Jake Scott joins TWiV to provide a west coast clinical perspective on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to the impact of vaccines, antivirals, variants of concern and mortality. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Jake Scott Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccinated.usreproduction ex vivoClinical outcomesbivalent...

Duration:01:44:30

TWiV 951: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

11/5/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses Influenza incidence and vaccine effectiveness during the southern hemisphere influenza season in Chile, Nirsevimab for prevention of RSV infection in healthy late-preterm and term infants, severe Monkeypox in hospitalized patients, reinfections with different SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariants, impact of community masking on COVID-19 in Bangladesh, unadjuvanted intranasal spike vaccine elicits protective mucosal immunity against sarbecoviruses,...

Duration:00:49:45

TWiV 950: Prion diseases with Richard Knight

10/30/2022
From the European Society for Clinical Virology 2022 Conference in Manchester UK, Vincent speaks with Richard Knight about prion diseases and the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalitis that led to cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Richard Knight Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit Clinical...

Duration:00:43:23

TWiV 949: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

10/29/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses progress toward poliomyelitis eradication in Pakistan, polio by the numbers , influenza and COVID-19 vaccination coverage among health care personnel, phase 1/2a safety and immunogenicity of an adenovirus 26 vector RSV vaccine encoding prefusion F in adults 18–50 years and RSV seropositive children 12–24 months, receipt of first and second doses of JYNNEOS vaccine for prevention of Monkeypox, distinguishing SARS-CoV-2 persistence and...

Duration:00:45:09

TWiV 948: Breathless with David Quammen

10/23/2022
David Quammen returns to TWiV to discuss how he wrote his new book ‘Breathless’, a story about the science and the scientists behind the race to understand the pandemic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: David Quammen Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode TWiV 408BreathlessSpilloverSong of the DodoJolene Weekly Picks David – Shepherd Brianne –...

Duration:01:49:35

TWiV 947: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

10/22/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses the prediction of upcoming global infection burden of influenza seasons after relaxation of public health and social measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, severe COVID-19 outcomes after full vaccination of primary schedule and initial boosters, and how successful immunomodulators for treatment of COVID-19 have opened the pathway for comparative trials. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of...

Duration:00:33:44

TWiV 946: Poo versus flu

10/16/2022
Angela Mingarelli joins TWiV to discuss whether the gut microbiota of bats confers tolerance to influenza virus infection in mice, and primate hemorrhagic fever-causing arteriviruses that can reproduce in human cells and might be capable of infecting humans. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Guest: Angela Mingarelli Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this...

Duration:01:49:15

TWiV 945: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

10/15/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses a healthcare-associated infection with Monkeypox virus, air and surface sampling for monkeypox virus in a UK hospital, misrepresentation and nonadherence regarding COVID19 public health measures, tolerability and immunogenicity of an intranasally-administered adenovirus-vectored COVID-19 vaccine, clinical, virologic, and immunologic evaluation of symptomatic rebound following Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir treatment, early outpatient treatment with...

Duration:00:44:29

TWiV 944: Hacking through Borneo with Kathryn Hanley

10/9/2022
Kathryn Hanley joins TWiV to discuss her career and the research in her laboratory on the molecular biology, evolution and ecology of emerging RNA viruses and their insect vectors. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Kathryn Hanley Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode pdfVaccinated.usTWiV 587CREATE-NEOmosquito diversityVSV surveillancetransmission and clearancedisease...

Duration:01:53:47

TWiV 943: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

10/8/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses high points of the multi-national monkeypox outbreaks, monkeypox virus genome mutations, possible occupational infection of healthcare workers with monkeypox virus, rates of monkeypox cases by vaccination status, protection of SARS-CoV-2 infection against reinfection, Paxlovid significantly reduces COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, and rebound in COVID19 with and without Paxlovid treatment. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google...

Duration:00:42:34

Public Health with Laurie Garrett: Wastewater Testing

10/4/2022
Laurie Garrett discusses the role of wastewater testing in public health and her idea of a device that could be used by anyone to analyze water samples. This podcast is not an episode of TWiV, but I thought it would be of interest to listeners. Laurie Garrett and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccinated.uswater in Florida genome sequencing surveillance system viruses in...

Duration:01:00:44

TWiV 942: Omicron boosters with Paul Offit

10/2/2022
Paul Offit returns to TWiV for a discussion of SARS-CoV-2 bivalent boosters containing ancestral and Omicron spike mRNAs, including their composition, why they are being recommended by CDC, and who would benefit the most from them. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: Paul Offit Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode pdfVaccinated.us bivalent booster...

Duration:01:53:53

TWiV 941: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

10/1/2022
In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses increased acute respiratory illnesses among children and adolescents, estimates of monkeypox incubation period, generation time, and reproduction number, rapid increase in suspected SARS-CoV-2 reinfections, interim infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare personnel during COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 secondary attack rates in vaccinated and unvaccinated household contacts during replacement of delta with omicron variant,...

Duration:00:47:29