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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 809: Vampire vax

9/26/2021
TWiV reveals isolation from bats in Laos of a SARS-CoV-2 like virus with a spike protein that allows entry into human cells, and exploration of a herpesvirus vector for immunization of vampire bats against rabies virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit and Amy Rosenfeld Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Laotian batsvampire batsLetters readJolene Weekly Picks Dickson – George Carlin:...

Duration:01:39:45

TWiV 808: Clinical update #81 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

9/25/2021
In COVID-19 clinical update #81, Daniel Griffin discusses vaccine boosters, vaccination during pregnancy, mRNA vaccine comparison, J&J vaccine booster, EUA expansion for Lilly monoclonals, remdesivir reduces risk of hospitalization, and anticoagulation regimens. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode 5-11 year olds booster vaccine pregnancy registrycord bloodcomparedsingle shot...

Duration:00:51:38

TWiV 807: The shot yearned 'round the world with Chadi Saad-Roy and Caroline Wagner

9/19/2021
Chadi and Caroline join TWiV to describe the potential epidemiological and evolutionary impacts of vaccine nationalism, and their modeling which emphasizes the importance of rapid equitable vaccine distribution for global control of the pandemic. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit and Brianne Barker Guests: Chadi Saad-Roy and Caroline Wagner Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccine...

Duration:01:42:03

TWiV 806: COVID-19 clinical update #80 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

9/18/2021
In COVID-19 clinical update #80, Daniel Griffin reviews infections in children, masking, testing to limit transmission, high barrier for monoclonal antibody escape, are boosters needed, use of steroids, grants for long COVID, and how the pandemic unfolds in Africa. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Hospitalizationchildren mask guidance masked and unmasked Daily testingmAb...

Duration:00:49:20

TWiV 805: Delta and boosters

9/16/2021
The TWiVotopes review current evidence which does not show the need for widespread COVID-19 booster vaccination, and results of experiments to examine the replication and immune evasion of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASV Vaccine Town Halls not neededreplication and immune evasionCOVID-19 outbreaksLetters...

Duration:01:34:09

TWiV 804: A tangled web of viruses with Mya Breitbart

9/12/2021
Virus hunter Mya Breitbart joins TWiV to describe her laboratory’s work on viruses in spiders, insects, millipedes, freshwater springs, seawater, plants, human feces and much more. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Dickson Despommier Guest: Mya Breitbart Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode spinybacked orbweaversterrestrial arthropodsPepper mild mottle virusEnvironmental DNAfreshwater springsPhage puppet...

Duration:01:51:11

TWiV 803: COVID-19 clinical update #79 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

9/11/2021
In COVID-19 clinical update #79, Daniel Griffin discusses clinical management guidelines, ER visits and hospitalization among children, infection and vaccine induced seroprevalence in the US, antibodies in Kenyan blood donors, infections after vaccination, anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis, baracitinib efficacy, long-term symptoms in adults, and sustained symptoms after severe disease. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS,...

Duration:00:45:14

TWiV 802: Another epitope with Shane Crotty

9/9/2021
Shane Crotty returns to TWiV to review the immunology of COVID-19, including differences between infection and vaccination, increased breadth of antibodies after infection followed by vaccination, the roles of T cells, and whether booster vaccinations are needed. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: Shane Crotty Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASV Vaccine Town Halls8...

Duration:01:46:48

TWiV 801: We can hear the coffin

9/5/2021
The meteorologicomaniacs discuss the COVID-19 pandemic global death toll, effectiveness of vaccines against the delta variant, and how analysis of ancient viral DNA reveals that two pathogenic human viruses were brought into Mexico during the transatlantic slave trade. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccine Town Hallsexcess...

Duration:01:57:19

TWiV 800: COVID-19 clinical update #78 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

9/4/2021
In COVID-19 clinical update #78, Daniel Griffin covers ivermectin, convalescent plasma, disease in pregnant women, children and COVID, delta outbreak in an elementary school, validation of at-home antigen test, shedding in infected vaccinated people, mRNA vaccine antibody responses compared, AZD7442, fluvoxamine, one year outcomes in hospitalized patients, and post-vaccination disease. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS,...

Duration:00:52:30

TWiV 799: A very model of a modern TWiV

9/2/2021
TWiV reviews models for determining correlates of neutralizing antibody protection against COVID-19, and for identifying key vector and host species that drive transmission of zoonotic pathogens. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Correlate of protectionNeutralizing antibodies predict Host and vector importanceCoronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map...

Duration:02:08:19

TWiV 798: Rats, more coronaviruses!

8/29/2021
The TWiV team explains what the Biden report on SARS-CoV-2 origins did not: evidence that the virus came from Nature, not a lab; and reveals new coronaviruses in rodents that inhabit populated areas in southern China. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode virus originsorigins closingTWiV 760 review Comirnaty weird namevaccine...

Duration:01:56:54

TWiV 797: COVID-19 clinical update #77 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

8/28/2021
In COVID-19 clinical update #77, Daniel Griffin discusses children becoming increasingly infected, virological characteristics of infections in vaccinated health care workers, transmission dynamics among close contacts, licensing of Pfizer mRNA vaccine, cost of hospitalization of unvaccinated patients, 29 times higher hospitalization rates in unvaccinated patients, boost in neutralizing antibody potency and breadth by third vaccine dose, and use of J&J vaccine as second dose. Hosts: Daniel...

Duration:00:40:44

TWiV 796: The vary hungry spike with Paul and Theodora

8/22/2021
Paul and Theodora return to TWiV to explain their research on determining the number of neutralizing epitopes on the SARS-CoV-2 spike that are recognized by antibodies, and engineering of a polymutant spike with twenty amino acid changes that demonstrates the high genetic barrier to escape from convalescent serum. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Guests: Paul Bieniasz and Theodora Hatiziiouannou Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts,...

Duration:01:53:38

TWiV 795: COVID-19 clinical update #76 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

8/21/2021
In COVID-19 clinical update #76, Daniel Griffin covers association of age and pediatric household transmission, rapid antigen testing in remote communities, shedding of infectious virus in vaccinated individuals, FDA amendment of mRNA vaccine EUA to allow a third dose, new vaccine mandate for NY state, full vaccination suppresses selection of variants, effectiveness of mRNA vaccines in nursing homes, sustained effectiveness of mRNA vaccines against hospitalization, and no benefit from early...

Duration:00:36:50

TWiV 794: PAMS spray SARS-CoV-2

8/15/2021
TWiV summarizes cases of arbovirus disease during 2019 in the US, and explains a study that estimates infectiousness throughout the SARS-CoV-2 course of infection. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccine Town HallsArboviral illnessinfectiousnessJolene Weekly Picks Dickson – Climate Reports | United Nations Brianne – Astronomy...

Duration:01:57:52

TWiV 793: COVID-19 clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

8/14/2021
In COVID-19 clinical update #75, Daniel Griffin reviews vaccine effectiveness against transmission, modeling effectiveness of daily antigen tests, updated CDC guidance for fully vaccinated, risk of infection with time after mRNA vaccination, reduced risk of infection after vaccination, therapeutic anticoagulants in critically ill patients, and 6 month outcomes in hospitalized patients. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS,...

Duration:00:41:24

TWiV 792: Transmission with Jeffrey Shaman

8/12/2021
Jeffrey Shaman returns to TWiV to explain how epidemiologists measure SARS-CoV-2 movement among humans, including calculation of the reproductive index, secondary transmission, and what factors affect transmission. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guest: Jeffrey Shaman Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode guide to Rthree SARS-CoV-2 VOCdelta variant in IndiaLetters readJolene Weekly...

Duration:01:39:35

TWiV 791: A mad virologists' T party

8/8/2021
TWiV reviews SARS-CoV-2 infection of wild white-tailed deer in the US, mRNA vaccine-mediated protection by spike-specific T cells before detection of neutralizing antibodies, and recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection in T-cell depleted rhesus macaques. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode wild deerRapid T cell inductionrecover from...

Duration:02:03:46

TWiV 790: COVID-19 clinical update #74 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

8/7/2021
In COVID-19 clinical update #74, Daniel Griffin covers infections in vaccinated individuals, expansion of Regeneron monoclonal antibody cocktail for prophylaxis, neutralization of variants by antibodies produced by infection or vaccination, longer hospital stays associated with remdesivir treatment, and post-acute sequelae of infection and impact on quality of life 1-6 months after illness. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS,...

Duration:00:49:26