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34 Episodes covering pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks in centuries of history all around the world, including “all about viruses,” (including retroviruses and phages), vaccine development, therapies, mechanisms of pathogen infections, historical figures, scientists, stories, interesting facts, and more. And yes, coronaviruses and an episode about COVID-19 vaccines.

Pandemics & Pathogens Past & Present Tim C. Smith

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34 Episodes covering pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks in centuries of history all around the world, including “all about viruses,” (including retroviruses and phages), vaccine development, therapies, mechanisms of pathogen infections, historical figures, scientists, stories, interesting facts, and more. And yes, coronaviruses and an episode about COVID-19 vaccines.

    Special Topic: COVID-19 Vaccines. Ep. 34

    Special Topic: COVID-19 Vaccines. Ep. 34

    First I discuss the phases of drug or vaccine trials, then discuss the immune system, and finally outline the various approaches to COVID-19 vaccines (which largely applies to vaccines in general), including very recent advances in types of vaccines, and what the COVID-19 vaccine picture looks like in the Fall of 2020 – what companiesContinue reading "Special Topic: COVID-19 Vaccines. Ep. 34"

    Special Topic: The He Jainku Controversy. Ep. 33

    Special Topic: The He Jainku Controversy. Ep. 33

    What did this guy do? Why was it so controversial? Hint: It involves CRISPR (Ep 31) and adeno-associated retroviruses (Ep 10) and making “designer babies.” 13 min Pandemics & Pathogens Past & Present Podcastchemsmith1@gmail.comFacebookTwitter @chemsmithInstagram @timcsmith1961 Direct Link to episode

    Special Topic: How Pandemics End. Ep. 32

    Special Topic: How Pandemics End. Ep. 32

    First, I revisit the smallpox vaccine. Then I review a Ted Talk by Alex Rosenthal regarding how pandemics can end via three possible strategies. 12 min Pandemics & Pathogens Past & Present Podcastchemsmith1@gmail.comFacebookTwitter @chemsmithInstagram @timcsmith1961 Direct Link to episode

    Special Topic: CRISPR. Ep. 31

    Special Topic: CRISPR. Ep. 31

    What is it and what is it good for? My prediction, on September 3, 2020, that Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna would win the Nobel Prize. They won on October 7, 2020. 16 min Pandemics & Pathogens Past & Present Podcastchemsmith1@gmail.comFacebookTwitter @chemsmithInstagram @timcsmith1961 Direct Link to episode

    Malaria. Ep. 30

    Malaria. Ep. 30

    What it is. Discovery of malaria. It’s life cycle. Connection to sickle cell anemia. Historical outbreaks. The Vampire of Lugano (vampires again!). Link between malaria and slavery in America? Current situation. World Mosquito Day? 18 min Pandemics & Pathogens Past & Present Podcastchemsmith1@gmail.comFacebookTwitter @chemsmithInstagram @timcsmith1961 Direct Link to episode

    Tuberculosis. Ep. 29

    Tuberculosis. Ep. 29

    Deadly stats. What it is. How it works. “Consumption.” Drug-resistant TB. Historical outbreaks. TB and vampires? Sanitariums. Vaccine. The “romantic disease.” Famous people who had TB. 18 min Pandemics & Pathogens Past & Present Podcastchemsmith1@gmail.comFacebookTwitter @chemsmithInstagram @timcsmith1961 Direct Link to episode

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