Episode Summary

TWiV discusses whether or not Omicron should be designated a new serotype of SARS-CoV-2, and the finding that amino acid changes that adapt SARS-CoV-2 to mink or ferret do not increase fitness in the human airway.

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AlanWhich Immune Cell Are You? and Michaeleen Doucleff's article.
RichVaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases by Paul A. Offit.
VincentEbola on Canvas.

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.