Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, then we discuss Bill Foege’s letter to CDC director Robert Redfield, the false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19, secret blueprints for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials released, and neuropilin-1 as a possible entry protein for the virus.
Links for This Episode
- Excess COVID-19 Deaths by Age and Race and Ethnicity (MMWR) 11:31.
- Excess COVID-19 deaths (JAMA) 13:02.
- SARS-CoV-2 transmission (CDC) 15:42.
- UK challenge trial (Nature) 7:00, 2:23:44.
- Inflammatory cytokine signature for severe COVID-19 (Nature) 30:42.
- Death in AstraZeneca vaccine trial (Reuters) 33:07.
- Herpetic Legion – Reactivation (YouTube) 47:34.
- Tech position with Dr. Rosenfeld 49:14.
- Biological safety officer position at CUMC 49:33.
- Support MicrobeTV at Parasites Without Borders 48:58.
- Foege letter to Redfield (text, NPR article) 50:50.
- False promise of herd immunity (Nature) 57:27.
- Secret vaccine plans released (NY Times) 1:38:19.
- Neuropilin-1 and SARS-CoV-2 entry (paper one, two) 1:48:26.
- Letters read on TWiV 675 33:02, 2:01:58.
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
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