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 832: Heavy metal flu fighters

TWiV reviews the vials labeled smallpox that were not, re-emergence of enterovirus D68 in Europe, efficacy of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, and cellular correlates of protection for an oral influenza virus vaccine.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Amy Rosenfeld

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Links for this episode
  • Smallpox vials contain vaccinia virus (
  • European re-emergence of enterovirus D68 (Eurosurveill)
  • Efficacy of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Lancet)
  • Cellular correlates of protection for oral flu vaccine (Cell Host Micr)
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
Weekly Picks

Dickson – Rodney Dangerfield
Amy – Calder at MoMA
Rich – ‘Useless Specks of Dust’ Turn Out to Be Building Blocks of All Vertebrate Genomes
Vincent – Structure of small viruses

Listener Picks

Charles – It is raining you lied to me
Dave – A Whole New Ball Game

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2021-11-21  1h51m