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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.

This Week in Virology Vincent Racaniello

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    • 4.8 • 1.8K Ratings

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.

    First kisses and second doses

    First kisses and second doses

    TWiV discusses monkeypox virus, poliovirus in NY, Marburg virus in Ghana, ancient herpes simplex virus type 1 genomes, and immunogenicity of different combinations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, 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 How monkeypox virus spreads (CDC) Vaccination against monkeypox virus (CDC) Monkeypox case trends (CDC) Polio in New York State (NY Dept of Health) Poliovirus in NY wastewater (NBC New York) Marburg disease in Ghana (WHO) Ancient herpesvirus genomes (Sci Adv) Combinations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines (Cell Rep Medicine) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Brianne – Everyone Loses on Jeopardy Eventually Kathy – Climate spiral  followed by Carl Sagan Rich – Most Popular Desktop Browsers 1993 – 2022 Alan – I Am Promise Vincent – Polio in New York Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

    • 1 hr 43 min
    TWiV clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    TWiV clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses Tecovirimat for treatment of monkeypox, the safety and acceptance of vaccination after multisystem inflammatory syndrome, variants in solid organ transplant recipients, masks for prevention of respiratory virus infections, pre-exposure prophylaxis with Evusheld, the association between Evusheld administration and infection,  if repeat administration of casirivimab and imdevimab is well-tolerated, viral and symptom rebound in untreated infection, extended Remdesivir infusion for persistent infection, Baricitinib in patients admitted with infection, and cognitive impairment 13 months after hospitalization. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Armchair Expert with Malcolm Gladwell Tecovirimat for treatment of monkeypox (OFID) Safety and acceptance of vaccination after MIS (JPID) Is variant less virulent in solid organ transplant recipients (Transplant Infectious Disease) Masks for prevention of respiratory virus infections (Annals of Internal Medicine) Pre-exposure prophylaxis with Evusheld (CMI) Association between Evusheld administration and infection (CID) Repeat administration of casirivimab and imdevimab well-tolerated (ISID) PAXLOVID patient eligibility screening checklist (FDA) Remdesivir fact sheet for providers (Veklury)  Bebtelovimab fact sheet for providers (FDA) Viral and symptom rebound in untreated infection (medRxiv) Extended Remdesivir infusion for persistent infection (OFID) Baricitinib in patients admitted with infection (The Lancet) Cognitive Impairment 13 months after hospitalization (OFID) Contribute to Floating Doctors fundraiser at PWB Dr. Griffin’s treatment guide (pdf) Letters read on TWiV 924 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

    • 46 min
    If a bat pees in a forest, does anyone care?

    If a bat pees in a forest, does anyone care?

    From The Third International Symposium on Infectious Diseases of Bats in Ft. Collins, Colorado, TWiV speaks with Vincent Munster and Raina Plowright about their careers and their research on bats, bat viruses, bat ecology and spillover events. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Brianne Barker Guests: Vincent Munster and Raina Plowright Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Novel Hendra virus variant in Australia (Emerg Inf Dis) Nipah virus detection after spillover events (Emerg Inf Dis) Want to prevent pandemics? Stop spillovers (Nature) Ecological countermeasures to prevent zoonoses (Restor Ecol) Land-use induced spillovers (Lancet Planet Health) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

    • 1 hr 5 min
    TWiV clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    TWiV clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    In his weekly clinical update Dr. Griffin discusses monkeypox infection in humans across 16 countries, pregnancy outcomes after SARS-CoV-2 infection by trimester, vaccination intent and belief, antiviral drug treatment for non-severe disease, the association of smoking with infected hospitalized patients, the association of Paxlovid on negative conversion rates among high-risk patients with COVID-19, safety and efficacy of Molnupiravir, usage of enoxaparin for primary thromboprophylaxis, statin and aspirin as therapy in infected patients, post-COVID-19 conditions among children 90 days after SARS-CoV-2 Infection, and symptoms and risk factors for long COVID in non-hospitalized adults. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Monkeypox infection in humans (NEJM) Pregnancy outcomes after infection (PLOS ONE) Vaccination intent and belief (Emerging Infectious Diseases) Antiviral drug treatment for non-severe disease (CMAJ) Smoking association with infected hospitalized patients (PLOS ONE) Impact of Paxlovid on negative conversion rates (CID) PAXLOVID patient eligibility screening checklist (FDA) Remdesivir fact sheet for providers (Veklury)  Bebtelovimab fact sheet for providers (FDA) Safety and efficacy of Molnupiravir (Journal of Medical Virology) Enoxaparin for primary thromboprophylaxis (OVID) Statin and aspirin as therapy in infected patients (BMC) Post-infection conditions among children (JAMA) Symptoms and risk factors for long-term effects (Nature Medicine)  Contribute to FIMRC fundraiser at PWB Dr. Griffin’s treatment guide (pdf) Letters read on TWiV 922 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv  

    • 42 min
    Science will break your heart

    Science will break your heart

    From ASV 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin, TWiV speaks with Pamela Bjorkman and Andy Mehle about their careers and their research on influenza virus, HIV-1, SARS-CoV-2, and influenza virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Guests: Pamela Bjorkman and Andy Mehle Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Bjorkman laboratory Mehle laboratory Finding the groove (Nat Immunol) Structure of HLA-A2 (Nat Immunol) Mosaic RBD nanoparticles (Science) Influenza virus PB2 627 (J Virol) ANP32B or not to be (eLife) Influenza virus compartmentalization (Nat Commun) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

    • 1 hr 1 min
    COVID-19 clinical update #124 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    COVID-19 clinical update #124 with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    In COVID-19 clinical update #124, Dr. Griffin discusses the results of a variant vaccine booster trial, the neutralization of variant sub-lineages by Novavax, the CDC’s recommendation of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine in adults, Paxlovid in patients who are immunocompromised and hospitalized, and inhaled fluticasone for outpatient treatment. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Variant vaccine boosters trial (medRxiv) Novavax triggers neutralization of variant sub-lineages (bioRxiv) CDC recommends Novavax (CDC) Paxlovid in patients who are immunocompromised and hospitalized (The Lancet) Inhaled Fluticasone for outpatient treatment (medRxiv) PAXLOVID patient eligibility screening checklist (FDA) Remdesivir fact sheet for providers (Veklury)  Bebtelovimab fact sheet for providers (FDA) Contribute to FIMRC fundraiser at PWB Dr. Griffin’s treatment guide (pdf) Letters read on TWiV 921 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

    • 35 min

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1.8K Ratings

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prophetben ,

The only Covid-19 podcast I listen to now

I've listened to a lot of podcasts about Covid-19, but I've learned the most from This Week in Virology. In the last few months they've pivoted away from 100% coverage of Covid-19 news, but their discussion of the latest scientific research is fascinating and free of a lot of the culture war bias found elsewhere.

The first few minutes of each episode is a bit weird as each host introduces themselves and describes current weather conditions, but it's quirks like that which make the show so relatable even if much of the content goes over my head. The clinical update they do ever Saturday is especially interesting to get a sense of what the safety tradeoffs look like for different populations.

2Christina ,

Valuable Covid-19 Info

Thank you for your continuing episodes about Covid-19 and the still-emerging scientific data. You’ve been the best resource I’ve found for timely updates and frank discussions about what we know and still don’t know, and I’ve enjoyed hearing everyone’s thoughts on new research as so many papers have been released “into the wild”.

zkimball1245 ,

Fear porn

If you can navigate the fear porn, it’s a great podcast. I can’t believe the number of times they’ve said “over 800 kids have died”… there have, at the time of writing, less than 20 kids (aged 0-19) who have died with no comorbidity. Quit stressing people out and just report the facts.

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