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 634: 1000 hours of the sunlight of TWiV

TWiV reviews a new H1N1 swine influenza virus from China with pandemic potential, Ad5 vectored SARS-CoV-2 oral vaccine candidate, Operation Warp Speed vaccine candidates, FDA guidance on vaccine approval, and answer listener email.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker

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Links for this episode

  • New swine flu with pandemic potential (BBC, PNAS)
  • Oral SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate (ClinicalOmics)
  • Operation Warp Speed (HHS)
  • Development and licensure of COVID-19 vaccines (FDA)
  • Letters read on TWiV 634
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2020-07-02  2h0m