This Week in Virology

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.


episode 628: Physical distance for COVID-19

Vincent and Rich discuss the SARS-CoV-2 D614G amino acid change in the spike glyprotein, duration of infectious virus shedding from patients, virus transmission among hamsters infected in the laboratory, and tackle listener email.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

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Links for this episode

  • Austin TX key indicators for staging
  • D614 amino acid change (Scripps)
  • Virus shedding in hospitalized patients (medRxiv)
  • Hamster SARS-CoV-2 model (Nature)
  • COVID-19 host genetic initiative
  • Image credit
  • Letters read on TWiV 628
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2020-06-18  1h52m