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 648: Life is for learning

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, followed by a review of the findings that children shed as much SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA from the respiratory tract as older patients, the lineage giving rise to SARS-CoV-2 has been circulating in bats in China for decades, and answers to listener questions.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker

Guest: Daniel Griffin and Chuck Knirsch

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Links for this episode

  • Roche trial of Actemra for COVID-19 fails (Reuters)
  • Postdoctoral position at RML
  • Shedding of SARS-CoV-2 at different ages (JAMA Ped)
  • Evolutionary origins of SARS-CoV-2 (Nat Microbio)
  • Letters read on TWiV 648
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2020-08-02  2h55m