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 644: Don't let perfect be the enemy of good

In this mid-week edition, identifying flawed research before it becomes dangerous, Michigan governor tells America to mask-up, Pfizer mRNA vaccine gets $1.95 billion from Warp Speed, preliminary phase I/II results of the ChAdOx1 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, answers to listener questions.

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

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Links for this episode

  • US COVID-19 cases (NY Times)
  • Identify flawed research before it is dangerous (NY Times)
  • Mask up, America! (NY Times)
  • $1.95 billion to Pfizer (NY Times)
  • Phase I trial of Pfizer mRNA vaccine (medRxiv)
  • Phase I/II trial of ChAdOx1 vaccine (Lancet)
  • Rockefeller Foundation testing plan
  • Letter drafts for $1 testing
  • Letters read on TWiV 644
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2020-07-23  1h55m