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TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Professors Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and science writer Alan Dove and guests deconstruct viruses, how they cause illness, and dissect the latest research.

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TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Professors Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and science writer Alan Dove and guests deconstruct viruses, how they cause illness, and dissect the latest research.

    Forget what you've herd about immunity

    Forget what you've herd about immunity

    Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, then we discuss Bill Foege’s letter to CDC director Robert Redfield, the false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19, secret blueprints for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials released, and neuropilin-1 as a possible entry protein for the virus.

    • 2 hr 54 min
    In the company of coronaviruses with Lisa Gralinski

    In the company of coronaviruses with Lisa Gralinski

    Lisa joins TWiV to discuss her research on the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2, including work on vaccines and an antiviral, then we review the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein as a potential analgesic, and listener questions.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Wake up and smell the pandemic

    Wake up and smell the pandemic

    Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, we debunk the Great Barrington Declaration, and discuss smell and taste changes as early indicators of the pandemic, vascular disease and thrombosis in SARS-CoV-2 infected humans and rhesus macaques, and the ability of the swine pathogen SADS-CoV to infect human respiratory tract cells.

    • 2 hr 40 min
    Black in Microbiology with Ari Kozik and Kishana Taylor

    Black in Microbiology with Ari Kozik and Kishana Taylor

    Ari and Kishana, two of the founders of Black in Microbiology, join TWiV to discuss the goals of the organization, then we review pauses of J&J and Lilly COVID-19 vaccine trials, preclinical studies of Regeneron's SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody cocktail, reinfection of a patient in Nevada, and listener questions.

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Prizes, polio, and a pandemic puzzle

    Prizes, polio, and a pandemic puzzle

    Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, then Amy joins us to discuss the 2020 Chemistry Nobel Prize for gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9, continuing circulation of poliovirus in Afghanistan, inborn errors of interferon in patients with severe COVID-19, and listener questions.

    • 2 hr 49 min
    Coronavirus vaccine preparedness with Kizzmekia Corbett

    Coronavirus vaccine preparedness with Kizzmekia Corbett

    Kizzmekia Corbett joins TWiV to review her career and her work on respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, and coronaviruses and coronavirus vaccines, including her role in development and testing of a spike-encoding mRNA vaccine, and then we review the Nobel Prize for discovery of hepatitis C virus.

    • 2 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Hhfgffd ,

Brilliant

The latest virology not dummied down but clearly explained. Interesting and useful both during and after outbreaks. Have often even inspired to perform specific experiments after listening to the TWIV team. Also great for interested non experts or into public health policies.

SF M ,

Mixed Review

I was so excited to discover TWIV and have found hours of informative data whenever the team interviews guest scientists or clinicians. This was also true for a time with the gentle hosts data based interactions. I am sorry to say that the prattle has begun to move to discussions of political opining. Admittedly Trump is a nice juicy target, but honestly, that’s not what I turn to your pod for. I get that in spades everywhere else. The podcast on the day he and staff tested positive was great with your guest. Sticking to what TWIV SHOULD BE ABOUT, and then degenerated to dialogue about Trump, conjecture on his behavior, etc, etc. If that is where you all are going under the umbrella of data driven analyses you need to change your name maybe. How about spending time on why 2 of Harris’ staff got IT EVEN following protocol. Stick to what you were trained for, you do that brilliantly. Take advice from your guest and think outside the box and discuss and opine re outside the box pathways to mitigation/symptom reduction and therapeutics that work without waiting for “randomized double blind tests that are peer reviewed” in this uncharted territory.

@postmanjay ,

Informative

This is by far the best podcast to keep up to date on COVID-19 & Coronavirus. SCIENCE based information. No fake news, propaganda or crud. The updates by Dr. Daniel Griffin are second to none. Must listen!
Other podcasts are also excellent.

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