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 632: Countering a miasma of anti-think

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical update on COVID-19, then we review SARS-CoV-2 infections in non-humans, vesicular stomatitis in Kansas horses, and answer listener questions.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker

Guests: Daniel Griffin and Chuck Knirsch

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Links for this episode

  • Dexamethasone for COVID-19 (medRxiv)
  • Proning trial for COVID-19 (Lancet)
  • Tocilizumab for COVID-19 cytokine storm (Chest)
  • Global causes of death
  • Vesicular stomatitis in horses (ProMedMail)
  • Daily tests needed (Atlantic)
  • SARS-CoV-2 infection risks
  • Letters read on TWiV 632
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2020-06-28  2h24m