Episode Summary

TWiV reviews the difficulties in predicting species susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection by only examining the ACE2 protein, and the olfactory mucosa as a portal of entry into the central nervous system in COVID-19 patients.

Guest: Amy Rosenfeld

Links for This Episode

Weekly Science Picks 1:38:52

DicksonNational Geographic best animal photos of 2020
AmyAmerican Contagions: Epidemics and the law from Smallpox to COVID-19 by John Fabian Witt
AlanHamSCI citizen science organization
RichDeepMind’s AI makes gigantic leap in solving protein structures
VincentArmy Ants: Nature’s Ultimate Social Hunters by Daniel Kronauer

Subscribe (free): iTunesGoogle PodcastsRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiV!

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv