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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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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.

    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin delves highly pathogenic H5N1 biology including its circulation in New York City, being able to infect cells within mammary glands and why testing is not supported before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, how vaccination reduced deaths and hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 and how to take off PPE to reduce virus transmission, discussing the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, a drug interaction database and the global phase 3 trail of a novel antiviral, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, reminisces about when available monoclonal antibody therapies were effective, and discusses muscle training/exercise for treatment of PASC/long COVID and the use of RNase for its treatment. For more information about long COVID-19 listen to TWiV 1088. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Clade 2.3.4.4b of highly pathogenic H5N1 in NYC (J Vi) Avian and human influenza A receptors in bovine mammary glands (bioRxiv) Where livestock infected with HPAI live (USDA) Another dairy worker contracted bird flu (NY Times) Reluctance to test for H5N1 (STAT News) COVID-19 national trend (CDC) COVID-19 deaths (CDC) Estimates of hospitalization and deaths prevaccination era (Emerg Inf Dis) Slightly less than half of COVID-19 patients died prevaccination (CIDRAP) How to undress in the time of COVID-19 (CID) Spring vaccineadvice (CIDRAP) Older adult spring booster available (CDC) Advisory committee for immunization practices slides (CDC) Advisory committee for immunization practices spring 2024 COVID-19 boosters (CDC) EUA for pemgarda (FDA) CDC Quarantine guidelines (CDC) Early phase of SARs-CoV-2 infection (COVID.gov) NIH COVID-19 treatment guidelines (NIH) Infectious Disease Society guidelines for treatment and management (IDSociety) Drug interaction checker (University of Liverpool) Global phase 3 study of ensitrelvir (Shionogi) Molnupiravir safety and efficacy (JMV) Convalescent plasma recommendation for immunocompromised (IDSociety) Updated respiratory virus guidances (CDC) What do when your heathcare provider is infected with SARS-CoV-2 (CDC) Managing healthcare staffing shortages (CDC) Remember when monoclonal antibody therapies worked (JID) Steroids, dexamethasone at the right time (OFID) Anticoagulation guidelines (hematology.org) Global clinical study of long COVID-19 (International Journal of Infecitous Diseases) Cardiopulmonary exercises testing of children with long COVID-19 (Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal) Phase 2 trial of RSVL-132 for severe fatigue related to PASC (CID) Muscle training may improve diaphragm muscle weakness 2 years after COVID-19 (American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Health) Long COVID evidence based review TWiV shout out (TWiV 1088) Contribute to our Floating Doctors fundraiser Letters read on TWiV 1116 Dr. Griffin’s COVID treatment summary (pdf) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

    • 46 min
    Calling the CoPs on flu

    Calling the CoPs on flu

    TWiV reviews results of a phase 3 trial of a self-amplifying mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and the finding that baseline innate and T cell populations are correlates of protection against symptomatic influenza virus infection independent of serology. Hosts: Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants Immunogenicity and safety of self-amplifying mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Lancet Inf Dis) First self-amplifying mRNA vaccine approved in Japan (Science) Rise of the RNA machines (Trends Biochem) Innate and T cell populations correlates of protection against influenza (Nat Immunol) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson - Nitrogen-fixing organelle in a marine alga Brianne – Mapping a lost branch of the Nile Alan – Interactive version of the updated USDA gardening zone map on NPR. Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin delves into discussing drinking “raw” milk possessing H5N1 influenza virus, if the virus can reproduce in the human gut, and the meaning of finding viral RNA in wastewater samples before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, withdrawal of AstraZeneca’s SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from the European market, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, if administration of colchicine for the management of COVID-19, compares and provides information for the enrollment into the NIH clinical trials of long COVID and its effects on sleep, exercise intolerance and the cognitive profile in multiple sclerosis and post-COVID, exercise intolerance and post-exertional malaise. For more information about cow and milk infection by H5N1 listen to the discussion with Richard Webby on TWiV 1113 and for long COVID-19 listen to TWiV 1088. Dr. Griffin also provides a list of apps for monitoring one’s health including brain health. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Who demands milk infected with H5N1? (Futurism) Uncowed by milk possessing H5N1  (LA Times) Cow flu flying around for 4 months (CNN) The unpasteurized raw milk institute (Raw Milk Institute) Infection and reproduction of H5N1 in the human gut (JID) Wastewater samples identified H5N1 in 9 cities (medrxiv) Richard Webby, is H5N1 a concern? (TWiV 1113) COVID-19 national trend (CDC) COVID-19 deaths (CDC) Spring vaccineadvice (CIDRAP) Older adult spring booster available (CDC) Advisory committee for immunization practices slides (CDC) Advisory committee for immunization practices spring 2024 COVID-19 boosters (CDC) Withdrawal of Astra-Zeneca SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in Europe (European Medicines Agency) Astra-Zeneca withdraws SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from market (AP news) Global vaccine data/adverse event network (Vaccine) EUA for pemgarda (FDA) CDC Quarantine guidelines (CDC) Early phase of SARs-CoV-2 infection (COVID.gov) NIH COVID-19 treatment guidelines (NIH) Infectious Disease Society guidelines for treatment and management (IDSociety) Overuse ofantibiotics for COVID-19: a viral disease (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Molnupiravir safety and efficacy (JMV) Convalescent plasma recommendation for immunocompromised (IDSociety) Outpatient treatment with concomitant vaccine-boosted convalescent plasma (mBio) Updated respiratory virus guidances (CDC) What do when your heathcare provider is infected with SARS-CoV-2 (CDC) Managing healthcare staffing shortages (CDC) Steroids,dexamethasone at the right time (OFID) Anticoagulation guidelines (hematology.org) Colchicine for managing COVID-19 (BMC Pulmonary Medicine) Colchicine guidelines (ID Society) Long COVID evidence based review TWiV shout out (TWiV 1088) NIH long COVID sleep disturbance, exercise intolerance and post exertional malaise clinical trials (NIH News) COVID-19 Yorkshire rehabilitation scale (BML Open Respiratory Research) Visible heart monitor (Makevisible) Bearable app (Bearable) Tracking your chronic illness using Flaredown (Flaredown) Improving your brain health (BrainHQ)Vanderbilt’s long COVID resources: podcasts and books (Vanderbilt University) Contribute to our Floating Doctors fundraiser Letters read on TWiV 1114 Dr. Griffin’s COVID treatment summary (pdf) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

    • 48 min
    Influenza virus H5N1 in cows' milk with Richard Webby

    Influenza virus H5N1 in cows' milk with Richard Webby

    Richard Webby joins TWiV to review the history of avian H5N1 influenza virus, the recent change in epidemiological patterns, infection of dairy cattle in the US, and the risk of an outbreak in humans. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Guest: Richard Webby Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Webby research laboratory H5N1 virus in dairy cattle and cats (Emerg Inf Dis) Emergence of H5N1 virus in dairy cattle (bioRxiv) Spillover potential of H9N2 bat virus (Nat Commun and TWiV 1111) Letters read on TWiV 1113 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Brianne – The Little Researcher (from Bioss) Alan – Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s OPV switch was “unqualified failure.” Vincent – Errant Science Listener Picks Moragh – Paper Cuts Podcast Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin

    In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin deep dives into infections of dairy cattle with high pathogenic influenza H5N1, how long virus has been circulating and if known anti-influenza antivirals can reduce secondary attack rates, before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, whether COVID booster takes associates with long COVID prevalence, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, if administration of oral antiviral therapies can prevent the onset of post-acute sequelae following SARS-CoV-2 infection, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, what do when healthcare workers succumb to SARS-CoV-2 infection, compares and contrasts the cognitive profile in multiple sclerosis and post-COVID, exercise intolerance following SARS-CoV-2 infection and the epidemiology of the pandemic in a Kenyan refugee camp. For more information about this body of work, listen to TWiV 1088. Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Technical reports on high path avian influenza (CDC) High path cow influenza H5N1 clade 2.3.4.4b (Emerging Infectious Diseases) Cow flu flying around for 4 months (CNN) Interstate commerce: high path avian influenza in dairy cattle (bioRxiv) Oseltamivir and baloxavir marboxil treatment for influenza in household index cases (Influenza and other respiratory viruses) COVID-19 national trend (CDC) COVID-19 deaths (CDC) Spring vaccine advice (CIDRAP) Older adult spring booster available (CDC) Advisory committee for immunization practices slides (CDC) Advisory committee for immunization practices spring 2024 COVID-19 boosters (CDC) EUA for pemgarda (FDA) CDC Quarantine guidelines (CDC) NIH COVID-19 treatment guidelines (NIH) Infectious Disease Society guidelines for treatment and management (IDSociety) Overuse ofantibiotics for COVID-19: a viral disease (European Soc Clin Micro Inf Dis) Molnupiravir safety and efficacy (JMV) Convalescent plasma recommendation for immunocompromised (IDSociety) Outpatient treatment with concomitant vaccine-boosted convalescent plasma (mBio) Updated respiratory virus guidances (CDC) What do when your heathcare provider is infected with SARS-CoV-2 (CDC) Managing healthcare staffing shortages (CDC) Antiviral effect of metformin on SARS-CoV-2 viral load (CID) Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir to prevent post-acute sequelae and mortality in SARS-CoV-2 hospitalized patients (Lancet Infectious Diseases) Oral antivirals for acute and post-acute sequelae from SARS-CoV-2 infection (Lancet Infectious Diseases) Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir for prevention of COVID-19 related hospitalization (American Journal of Therapeutics) Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir effectiveness (American Therapeutics) Steroids,dexamethasone at the right time (OFID) Anticoagulation guidelines (hematology.org) Long COVID evidence based review TWiV shout out (TWiV 1088) Cognitive profile in multiple sclerosis and post-COVID (Scientific reports) Exercise intolerance in long COVID (American Journal of Medicine) Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in the Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya (Emergining Infectious Diseases) Rohingya refugees (USA for UNHCR) Contribute to our Floating Doctors fundraiser Letters read on TWiV 1112 Dr. Griffin’s COVID treatment summary (pdf) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to daniel@microbe.tv

    • 46 min
    Taming of the flu

    Taming of the flu

    TWiV reviews viruses in the news: Chinese scientist who released the SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence sleeps in the street, a case of measles in Haifa, spread of waterborne infectious diseases in Gaza, interstate spread of avian influenza A(H5N1) in dairy cattle, and an orangutan heals himself with medicinal plants, followed by identification of a cell receptor for parechoviruses, and blockade of necroptosis prevents lung injury in severe influenza. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) The New City by Dickson Despommier (blog post) International Conference on Pandemic Preparedness Chinese virologist sleeps on street (Nature) Measles in Haifa (Jerusalem Post) Waterborne illness spreads in Gaza (Reuters) Interstate spread of H5N1 virus in dairy cattle (bioRxiv) Orangutan uses medicinal plants (Science) Parechovirus cell receptor identified (Nat Comm) Necroptosis blockade prevents lung injury in influenza (Nature) Necroptosis, pyroptosis and apoptosis (Cell Mol Immunol) Letters read on TWiV 1111 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson – NASA’s Webb Finds Ethanol, Other Icy Ingredients for Worlds Alan – MyClimate.org calculators Vincent – Twenty-Five Lectures in Virology 2024 Listener Picks Alan – NPR story and interactive quiz on pandemic respiratory disease transmission Az – H5N1 Avian Flu in Mammals Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

    • 1 hr 40 min

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ShawnCycle ,

Excellent episode on KATALYST for Ops Leaders

I really liked a recent episode that described Katie’s KATALYST framework for Transformational leadership. It describes 8 competencies that Operational Excellence and other Transformational leaders should aspire to get better at. Many of these I found myself agreeing with during the episode and realized that I have focused on them without crystallizing them as Katies has done. I can see using this frame work to improve myself and as a coaching mechanism for my team and leaders that I coach. Clearly I might be biased since Katie also referred to our upcoming episode together, but I really liked this episode with that reference not with standing. I’m looking forward to how Katie connects and explores this topic in future episodes. If you’re newly looking into this podcast, I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to get better as a leader.

seesaw70 ,

CCP

These guys are so condescending. They also cling to group think. There is a strong current of refusal to consider possible ideas and theories other than their own.

ivankakushner ,

Always fun

Especially when Dickson is on the show. All his spontaneous comments, chuckles…

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