Episodes
TWiV discusses presence of infectious avian H5N1 influenza virus in raw milk from infected dairy cows. dynamics of measles immunity from birth and following vaccination, and a mechanism for cis-preferential reverse transcription revealed by deep mutational scanning of hepatitis B virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this...
Published 05/25/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin delves highly pathogenic H5N1 biology including its circulation in New York City, being able to infect cells within mammary glands and why testing is not supported before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, how vaccination reduced deaths and hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 and how to take off PPE to reduce virus transmission, discussing the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, the emergency...
Published 05/25/24
Published 05/25/24
TWiV reviews results of a phase 3 trial of a self-amplifying mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and the finding that baseline innate and T cell populations are correlates of protection against symptomatic influenza virus infection independent of serology. Hosts: Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Michelson Prizes: Next Generation...
Published 05/19/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin delves into discussing drinking “raw” milk possessing H5N1 influenza virus, if the virus can reproduce in the human gut, and the meaning of finding viral RNA in wastewater samples before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, withdrawal of AstraZeneca’s SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from the European market, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure...
Published 05/18/24
Richard Webby joins TWiV to review the history of avian H5N1 influenza virus, the recent change in epidemiological patterns, infection of dairy cattle in the US, and the risk of an outbreak in humans. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Guest: Richard Webby Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Webby research laboratory H5N1 virus in dairy cattle...
Published 05/12/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin deep dives into infections of dairy cattle with high pathogenic influenza H5N1, how long virus has been circulating and if known anti-influenza antivirals can reduce secondary attack rates, before reviewing the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, whether COVID booster takes associates with long COVID prevalence, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure...
Published 05/11/24
TWiV reviews viruses in the news: Chinese scientist who released the SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence sleeps in the street, a case of measles in Haifa, spread of waterborne infectious diseases in Gaza, interstate spread of avian influenza A(H5N1) in dairy cattle, and an orangutan heals himself with medicinal plants, followed by identification of a cell receptor for parechoviruses, and blockade of necroptosis prevents lung injury in severe influenza. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier,...
Published 05/05/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin begins with discussing if the antibiotic neomycin is really a pan-antiviral countermeasure, then reviews the recent statistics on SARS-CoV-2 infection before deep diving into if shedding and the rapid antigen test results correlate, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, whether COVID booster associates with the long COVID prevalence, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic, revised...
Published 05/04/24
TWiV reviews avian H5N1 influenza virus in the US, measles at highest levels in England, positive selection underlies repeated knockout of ORF8 in SARS-CoV-2 evolution, and cross-species spill-over potential of the H9N2 bat influenza A virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV...
Published 04/28/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent statistics on the circulation of measles, and H51 influenza infection of birds, poultry and cows before and SARS-CoV-2 circulation, before discussing if the original monovalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was effective in children and adolescents, how to use words to properly describe respiratory pathogens the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic,...
Published 04/27/24
It has been a long time since TWiV has released an all listener email episode, and if you have been waiting for one, then this episode is for you! (and everyone else of course). Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) The New City by Dickson Despommier (blog post) International...
Published 04/21/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent statistics on the circulation of measles, potential risk factors for severe disease following influenza infection before and SARS-CoV-2 circulation, before discussing if SARS-CoV-2 infection impacts sperm fertility, the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, discusses the emergency use application of a pre-exposure prophylactic. revised guidelines for how to treat respiratory viral infection guidelines by the...
Published 04/20/24
TWiV reviews influenza H5N1 in North American cows and in birds throughout New York City, polio health emergency extended, ChatGPT to control vaccine hesitancy, increasing viral hepatitis worldwide, dengue public health alert in Puerto Rico, cherry trees drowning in Washington DC, death of iron lung Paul, origin and dispersal history of hepatitis B virus in Eastern Eurasia, and antibody-independent protection against heterologous SARS-CoV-2 challenge. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan...
Published 04/14/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent statistics on the circulation of measles before addressing results of Pfizer’s phase 3 RSV vaccine clinical trial for adults under 60, RSV, influenza and SARS-CoV-2 circulation, differences between rural and urban communities dealing with SARS-CoV-2 infections, the latest statistics on influenza and COVID-19 circulation, restates the guidelines for spring administration of COVID vaccines boosters, discusses the emergency use...
Published 04/13/24
Vincent travels to the University of Texas in Austin to speak with speak with Jason McLellan about his career and his research on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, including the effect of adding two proline residues, its effect on other viral spike glycoproteins, and general approaches to vaccine design. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Guest: Jason McLellan Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord...
Published 04/07/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent statistics on the circulation of measles and influenza before addressing Vincent’s comment on measles inclusion in the clinical respiratory PCR panel, the latest statistics on influenza and COVID-19 circulation, if inflammatory cytokines and anti-viral antibody function synergistically, if administration of peptide agonists of the glucagon-like or sodium-glucose pump can reduce disease severity, restates the guidelines for spring...
Published 04/06/24
Paul Offit joins TWiV to discuss his latest book, “Tell Me When It’s Over”, an insider’s guide to deciphering COVID myths and navigating our post-pandemic world. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Brianne Barker Guest: Paul Offit Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) The New City by Dickson Despommier Tell Me When It’s...
Published 03/31/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent statistics on the circulation of measles influenza and SARS-CoV-2, before discussing the development of new monoclonal antibody therapy, if vaccines and antivial drugs can used effectively together. revised guidelines for how to treat respiratory viral infection guidelines by the CDC, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound including that after administration of the “oral remdesivir”, revised guidelines SARS-CoV-2 treatment and...
Published 03/30/24
Vincent travels to the University of Heidelberg to speak with Volker Lohmann about his career and the research of his laboratory on hepatitis C virus, hepatitis A virus, and norovirus. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Volker Lohmann Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) The New City by Dickson Despommier HCV human challenge studies...
Published 03/24/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin deep dives into recent domestic and global measles and mpox outbreaks, before reviewing recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and SARS-CoV-2, discussing revised guidelines for how to treat respiratory viral infection guidelines by the CDC, revised guidelines SARS-CoV-2 treatment and how to treat respiratory viral infections, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use steroids and the benefits...
Published 03/23/24
Vincent travels to the fifth Giant Virus Meeting in Tegernsee, Germany and speaks with Sheree Yau and Victoria Queiroz about their research on picoeukaryotes (tiny algal cells) and their viruses, pithoviruses, and an educational kit for virology classes. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Sheree Yau and Victoria Queiroz Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a...
Published 03/17/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin highlights measles outbreaks throughout the continental US, reviews recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and SARS-CoV-2 before discussing if vaccination protected children from the development of long COVID or cardiovascular diseases associated with virus infection, revised guidelines SARS-CoV-2 treatment and how to treat respiratory viral infections, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, when to use...
Published 03/16/24
TWiV reviews heterosexual transmission of clade I Mpox virus, continued circulation of oropouche virus in South America, herpesviruses in South American fur seals and sea lions, sex-specific differences in physiological responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection, underdetected dispersal and extensive local transmission drove the 2022 mpox epidemic, and a humanized mouse model for adenovirus-associated virus gene therapy. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Angela...
Published 03/10/24
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and SARS-CoV-2 before discussing revised guidelines for how to treat respiratory viral infection guidelines by the CDC, effectiveness of the new SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and the combination of vaccination and antiviral therapy against the development of disease, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, how to pay for paxlovid, the lack of evidence supporting...
Published 03/09/24