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 650: Virology is infinite

In this mid-week episode of Earth's Virology Podcast, we analyze SARS-CoV-2 transmission among youths at a summer camp, adaptation to mice by passage, the importance of T cells for recovery from COVID-19, and listener questions.

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

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Links for this episode

  • Travis County indicators dashboard
  • SARS-CoV-2 transmission at an overnight camp (MMWR)
  • Adaptation of SARS-CoV-2 in mice (Science)
  • Acute SARS-CoV-2 infection impairs DC and T cell responses (Imm)
  • Boulder, Columbia, Illinois rapid saliva tests
  • Letter drafts for $1 testing
  • Letters read on TWiV 650
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks

KathyBBC Witness History, Maurice Hilleman 9 minute audio (quotes by Paul Offit) “The fastest vaccine ever developed”And APOD Picture Rocks Sun Dagger

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2020-08-06  2h2m