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 835: Giving thanks for antibodies

TWiV reviews why children should be vaccinated against COVID-19, increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 Beta, Gamma, and Delta variant compared to Alpha variant in vaccinated but not recovered individuals, and immune correlates of protection from the mRNA-1273 vaccine efficacy trial.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Brianne Barker

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Links for this episode
  • COVID-19 vaccines for children (Science)
  • Risk of infection with variants (medRxiv)
  • Immune correlates of mRNA-1273 (Science)
  • Letters read on TWiV 835
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
Weekly Picks

Dickson – Pee Wee Herman aka Paul Rubens
Brianne – APOD: Pleiades
Vincent – A History of Poliomyelitis by JR Paul

Listener Picks

Richard – Let’s talk about a familiar problem and a new tactic….
Sherri – Have the New Jab

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2021-11-28  1h39m