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The TWiVers review phase 3 efficacy and safety results for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, effects on the neonatal immune system caused by maternal infection with SARS-CoV-2, and NHC, the metabolite of molnupiravir, causes mutations in cellular DNA. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Efficacy and safety of Novavax vaccine (medRxiv) A floret of spikes with Matt Frieman (TWiV 729) Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection affects neonatal immunity (Nat Immunol) NHC is mutagenic in mammalian cells (J Inf Dis) Coding for catastrophe (Nat Struct Mol Biol) Molnupiravir development (Nature) Letters read on TWiV 818 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson – John Clease Brianne – Astronomy Picture of the Day: Swirl in the Southern Sky Kathy – Lise Meitner Statue is at the Humboldt University Rich – Google has the cleanest cloud. Now it's helping other companies go green Vincent – Discovery of reverse transcriptase by Baltimore and Temin Listener Picks Sam – Air Travel Packing List Justin – PFAS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and EPA targets greenhouse emissions Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
In COVID-19 clinical update #84, Dr. Griffin discusses childrens' antibody response to vaccination, phase 3 results of Novavax vaccine, heterologous vaccination, antithrombotic therapy, EUA for molnupiravir, phase 3 results of AZD7442, serum ferritin levels and outcomes, heparin therapy, and WHO strategy for global vaccination. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Antibody profiles after mRNA vaccination in children (bioRxiv) Novavax vaccine phase 3 results (medRxiv) Heterologous vaccine boosters (medRxiv) Antithrombotic therapy outcomes (JAMA) Molnupiravir EUA submitted (Merck) AZD7442 phase 3 results (AstraZeneca) Serum ferritin levels and disease outcome (JAMA) Heparin efficacy (JAMA) WHO strategy to vaccinate world (WHO) Letters read on TWiV 817 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to email@example.com
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“When we save animals, we save ourselves.” This week's episode features a timely and important conversation with Dr. Aysha Akhtar, the President and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences. She is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, author, and Tedx Speaker. Today, she and Kathy discuss:Dr. Akhtar's connection to animals, beginning with a beloved dog named Sylvester The connection between animal agriculture and pandemics, including the current COVID-19 pandemicThe history of animal experimentation and the lack of regulations in the field todayThe ineffectiveness of testing drugs and medications on animalsAlternative testing methods, including “Human Organs on a Chip,” that are researched and supported by the CCSTo follow the CCS and Dr. Akhtar's work on social media, you can find them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Connect with Kathy Stevens:Facebook: Kathy Stevens, Catskill Animal SanctuaryTwitter: @CASanctuaryBooks: Where the Blind Horse SingsWebsite: CASanctuary.orgInstagram: @catskill_animal_sanctuaryYouTube: Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Living in the modern day world with a variety of health threats, a pandemic, and a problematic food system can put our children at risk for illness. Dr. Ana-Maria Temple joins us to talk about all the ways we can take preventive measures and integrate practices that can enhance your child's overall health and strengthen their immune system. TOPICS: Ways to protect our children from viruses (00:57) Recommended supplements (09:26) How screen time affects the immune system (13:42) Sleep (17:55) How bleach can increase risk of illness (23:11) Dr. Ana-Maria's programs (26:00) MORE FROM THE HEALTH BABES: Did you know? You have a chance to win 1 of 2 prizes, with a giveaway in every episode! Leave a review to win, and don't forget to subscribe for future episodes! Find more from Dr. Ana-Maria on her website www.DrAnaMaria.com Follow Dr. Ana-Maria Temple on Instagram @dranamariatemple Sign up for one of Dr. Ana-Maria's health courses HERE Find more from Dr. Becky Campbell and Dr. Krystal Hohn at DrBeckyCampbell.com Consult with us one on one HERE Follow Dr. Becky and Dr. Krystal on Instagram @drbeckycampbell and @drkrystalhohn, follow the Health Babes Podcast @healthbabespodcast Find us on Facebook, on Pinterest, and on YouTube Get resources on how best to support your thyroid HERE Wondering if you have histamine intolerance? Take THIS QUIZ and receive a free histamine guide Get answers to your health questions HERE
We'd love to hear from you (firstname.lastname@example.org)Look us up on social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/385282925919540Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakingbadsciencepodcast/Website: http://www.breakingbadscience.com/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscienceFor the last year plus we've been living in a world in which COVID seems like something we discuss every day. We've even done several episodes on it. I guess I've just sort of adjusted to the idea that everyone truly understands what a virus is, what they're made of, how they differ from one another, and why we deal with some much more regularly than others. That is not a real reasonable thought. Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we take a step back and discuss viruses themselves and highlight a few others relevant here in the US and the rest of the world. ReferencesInstitute for Molecular Biosciences; What's the Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses. The University of Queensland. 20-Apr-2020. https://imb.uq.edu.au/article/2020/04/difference-between-bacteria-and-virusesBerthold, E.; What are Archaea?. Australian Academy of Science. 27-Jul-2018. https://www.science.org.au/curious/earth-environment/what-are-archaeaCarroll, L.; Deaths due to West Nile Virus are on the Rise - How to Stay Safe. Today. 27-Sep-2021. https://www.today.com/health/west-nile-virus-2021-how-safe-deaths-rise-some-spots-t232267Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Dengue. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/index.htmlCenter for Disease Control and Prevention; Genital Herpes Basic Fact Sheet. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htmCenter for Disease Control and Prevention; Plague Ecology and Transmission. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/plague/transmission/index.htmlSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscience?fan_landing=true)
COVID-19 Town Hall for Providers: Join Dr. Brumbaugh and the Children's ID team this Thursday, October 14 at 6P MST to hear the latest information about the impact of the pandemic on pediatrics: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5597455784941724942 Fitting the unprecedented nature of the last 18 months, Summer 2021 ushered in an unusual, very early respiratory season in pediatrics, causing many of us to pause to consider what the typical Winter respiratory season may hold. Between the rise of the Delta variant, national nursing shortages, contentious mask mandates and the eager anticipation of EUA approval for the COVID vaccine use in kids aged 5-11... we in healthcare find ourselves in a sobering reality. In this episode, we are joined by our pediatric pulmonary colleagues to talk through clinical pearls for determining if patients are presenting with RSV, COVID or some other viral infection. Heather De Keyser, MD is a faculty member in the Breathing Institute at Children's Colorado and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Oren Kupfer, MD is the Inpatient Medical Director of the Breathing Institute at Children's Colorado and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Do you have thoughts about today's episode or suggestions for a future topic? Write to us, email@example.com
While most of us hunkered down as COVID-19 swept the U.S., these experts stepped up to examine the latest chapter of the age-old human-pathogen relationship. Dive into what fuels them, what keeps them up at night and why it's vital to keep up the chase to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses, such as influenza.
Moshe and Ivet join TWiV to discuss their finding that MIS-C is a consequence of a superantigen in the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 that causes activation of a skewed population of T cell receptor bearing lymphocytes, leading to hyperinflammation. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit and Kathy Spindler Guests: Moshe Arditi and Ivet Behar Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MIS-C in US children (NEJM) Superantigen in spike and T cell skewing in MIS-C (PNAS) MIS-C mimics toxic shock syndrome (J Allergy Clin Immunol) Antibody against bacterial superantigen blocks SARS-CoV-2 entry (Structure) Autoimmune signature of MIS-C in children (J Clin Invest) HLA1 associated T cell expansion in MIS-C (J Clin Invest) Passing of Bill Wold (one, two) Letters read on TWiV 815 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson – Mel Brooks Kathy – Dickson's art show at Fordham Rich – Saildrone captures footage from inside Hurricane Sam Vincent – A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine by Gregory Zuckerman Listener Picks Kathryn – Project Drawdown and the book Charles – Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
In COVID-19 clinical update #83, Daniel Griffin discusses upcoming FDA discussions on vaccines, strategies to prevent transmission at youth camps, outbreaks at summer camps, impact of vaccination on transmission, AZD7442 request for EUA filed, EUA issued for home antigen test, phase 3 data on AZD1222 vaccine, 6 month effectiveness of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, estimates of durability of immunity against reinfection, Molnupiravir interim results, optimal time for monoclonal antibody infusion, IVIG plus Infliximab for MIS-C, and effect of vaccination on long COVID. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Preventing transmission at camps (MMWR) Outbreaks at summer camps (MMWR) Impact of vaccination on transmission (medRxiv) AZD7442 request for FDA EUA (AstraZeneca) FDA EUA for home antigen test (FDA) Phase 3 results AZD1222 vaccine (NEJM) 6 month effectiveness BNT1`62b2 vaccine (Lancet) Durability of immunity vs reinfection (Lancet) Molnupiravir interim results (Merck) Optimal time for mAb therapy (Inf Dis Advisor) IVIG plus Infliximab for MIS-C (Pediatrics) Effect of vaccination on long COVID (Lancet preprint) Letters read on TWiV 814 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to email@example.com
Evan Hirsch, MD, is a world-renowned fatigue expert and the Founder & CEO of the International Center for Fatigue. Through his best-selling book, podcast, and online programs, he has helped thousands of people around the world boost their energy naturally, and is on a mission to help a million more. He has been featured widely on television, podcasts, and summits. On this podcast, Evan discusses the many different causes of fatigue and his 4-step process for treating it. He shares details about his Fix Your Fatigue program, which has identified 10 different causes of fatigue - and Evan notes that everyone has multiple causes. To complicate things further, everyone has different multiple causes, so no one treatment works for everyone. Evan shares resources for identifying the causes of your fatigue and simple steps you can take to improve your energy levels today. Here's the outline of this interview with Evan Hirsch: [00:00:20] Gabriel Niles, MD introduced us at the Ancestral Health Symposium. [00:00:41] How Evan became interested in medicine and fatigue. [00:02:28] Book: Fix Your Fatigue: The four step process to resolving chronic fatigue, achieving abundant energy and reclaiming your life!, by Evan H. Hirsch MD. [00:04:29] Viruses that can be transmitted that can end up triggering fatigue. [00:06:21] How to know if you have an abnormal level of fatigue. [00:08:16] Book: This Is Your Mind on Plants, by Michael Pollan. [00:08:41] Surviving on caffeine. [00:09:48] Different levels of fatigue (levels based on treatment needed). [00:11:22] Toxicities that we're exposed to that need to be removed to alleviate fatigue. [00:11:54] 4-Quadrant Model. [00:12:58] Best diets for fixing fatigue. [00:14:14] Mike T. Nelson; Course: Flex Diet Foundations. [00:14:53] 4-step process: 1. assess causes 2. replace deficiencies 3. opening detox pathways 4. remove toxicities. [00:17:19] Adrenals, mitochondria, thyroid - the "Big 3" factors that help restore energy. [00:21:42] "Detox"; Herbal products + external therapies. [00:24:42] Mold exposure and toxicity. [00:28:51] Article: Your building might be making you sick. Joe Allen can help., by Colleen Walsh. [00:30:12] Great Plains Urine MycoTOX Profile to evaluate for mold exposure/toxicity. [00:31:16] Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) test - evaluates mold in the environment. Find a professional. [00:31:46] What to do if you have mold exposure: binders, supplements to remove toxins. [00:32:54] Heavy Metals and infections. [00:33:37] COVID long-haulers or post-acute syndromes. [00:35:24] Using symptoms to diagnose conditions. [00:36:01] Bartonella quiz on the www.FixYourFatigue.com website. [00:37:49] Podcast: How to Prevent and Heal Lyme and Its Co-Infections, with Sunjya Schweig, MD. [00:38:13] Herbal antimicrobials vs antibiotics. [00:38:33] Results page of Evan's website. [00:42:30] Book: Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant. [00:47:18] Electromagnetic Fields; Previous podcasts on EMF: Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs): The Controversy, the Science, and How to Protect Yourself, with Joseph Mercola, DO; EMFs: Why You Should Care and What to Do, with Nick Pineault. [00:51:52] Safe Sleeve cases and other ways to mitigate EMFs. [00:52:41] LessEMF.com. [00:54:05] How to know if your fatigue can be helped. [00:55:38] Find Evan at www.FixYourFatigue.com; Facebook group; Schedule a free discovery call.
Episode 373. Investigating myself. Topic: CCR5. How does HIV immunity work? Do I have deletions in my CCR5 gene? How can I find this out?Twitter: @3minutelessonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNew episode every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!Methodology notes:I searched the hg38 BAM file at chr3:46373450-46373488 (samtools view) for the deletion of GTCAGTATCAATTCTGGAAGAATTTCCAGACA. Reads contained the full sequence. I included a search for sequences with concatenated flanking nucleotides (indicating the deletion) but did not find any. I also searched unmapped reads. This strongly indicated that I am homozygous for the intact CCR5.
From the 2021 online meeting of the European Society for Clinical Virology, Vincent speaks with meeting speakers on COVID-19 vaccines, immunity, how countries responded to the pandemic, and how to prepare for the next one. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Sarah Gilbert, Florian Krammer, Fausto Baldanti, Thea Fischer, Ron Fouchier, and Catherine Moore Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Correlate of protection needed for COVID-19 vaccines (Nat Med) Simian adenoviruses as vaccine vectors (Future Viral) Early SARS-CoV-2 spread in Lombardy (Nat Comm) SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Denmark (Clin Micro Inf) SARS-CoV-2 testing in an academic center (Nat Biotech) Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to email@example.com
When you think of pandemic prevention, I'm sure things like vaccination, healthcare system readiness, and acquiring adequate PPE come to mind. But what if pandemic prevention also means monitoring how and where trees get cut down to make room for housing - or ways to safely handle products at exotic animal markets throughout the world.
Episode 372. Topic: Emerging viruses. Theme: Epidemiology. Where do new viruses come from? Did pre-agriculture humans experience viral diseases? How are viruses reemerging? Twitter: @3minutelessonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNew episode every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
This week's episode is all about the immune system and my guest is Dr Roger Seheult. He is a California based medical doctor, who practises as a critical care doctor also specialising in pulmonology and sleep. Although you might expect an intensive care doctor to be concerned only with emergency medicine and quick fixes, Dr Seheult is really passionate about prevention. And when it comes to understanding inflammation and immunity, I can't think of a better person to explain the science. Whether you're worried about coronavirus, you want to avoid other winter bugs, or your goal is fending off chronic disease, I think you will find this conversation really useful. We begin by discussing the link between inflammation and immunity. We speak in depth about the link between low vitamin D levels and coronavirus, how it might be used as both preventive and treatment, and exactly how much we should all be taking. Vitamin D is produced on exposure to sunlight, which leads us to talk about the importance of light – and dark – at the right times, for our circadian rhythms. This of course impacts on sleep and what Roger has to say about its vital role in immunity might just persuade any night owls out there to turn in early tonight. From hot and cold therapies to nutritional supplements, food to forest bathing, stress-relief to spirituality, there's so much useful stuff here. I hope you enjoy this conversation and can use it as a toolkit for feeling your best as we head into the colder months.Thanks to our sponsors:https://www.zendium.com/livemorehttps://www.blublox.com/livemorehttp://www.athleticgreens.com/livemoreShow notes available at https://drchatterjee.com/206Support the podcast: Members get ad-free episodes and exclusive content including my take on the topics most requested by the FBLM community https://drchatterjee.com/membershipFollow me on https://www.instagram.com/drchatterjeeFollow me on https://www.facebook.com/DrChatterjeeFollow me on https://twitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 371. Topic: Creating the flu vaccine. Theme: Epidemiology. What does it take to create the annual flu vaccine? How do scientists decide what flu virus strains to include? How are different types of flu vaccine created? Check out episode 118 for how secret chickens are involved. Twitter: @3minutelessonEmail: email@example.comNew episode every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
It's Spook Month on Advent of Computing! Every October we cover the more spooky, scary, and frustrating side of computers. To kick off this year we are looking at viruses again, this time with a special eye to the first infections for IBM PCs and compatible systems. Besides the technical changes, this drops us into an interesting transitionary period. Up to this point viruses had been something of an in-joke amongst hackers and computer nerds, but with the creation of viruses like Brain and VirDem we see them start to enter public awareness. Selected Sources: https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/358198.358210 - Reflections on Trusting Trust http://web.archive.org/web/20060427081139/http://www.brain.net.pk/aboutus.htm - Brain Computing on Brain Virus https://archive.org/details/computervirusesh0000burg - Computer Viruses: A High-Tech Disease
TWiV considers lessons learned from COVID-19 about emergency drug use during a pandemic, and selection of AAV capsids to produce vectors that efficiently deliver genes to muscle cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Emergency drug use during a pandemic (Cell) Muscle-directed AAV capsids (Cell) Designer AAV muscles up (Cell) Letters read on TWiV 812 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson - Sid Caesar - The German General Brianne - These Sea Slugs Break a Cardinal Rule of Animal Life Rich - Seek by iNaturalist Alan - The hard part of making a game is ... everything Vincent - Columbia Pledges That All Future Campus Construction Will Be Fossil Free Listener Picks Bruce - Bat Superpowers Gary - We're Already Barreling Toward the Next Pandemic Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
In COVID-19 clinical update #82, Daniel Griffin reviews vaccines for 5-12 years old, safety of a third vaccine dose, Oklahoma reinfection data, Regencov outcomes, Pfizer protease inhibitor, impact of Tocilizumab, and incidence of long COVID. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Data on Pfizer-BioNTech in 5-12 year olds (Pfizer) Safety of additional vaccine dose (MMWR) Oklahoma reinfection rates (OK DOH) Regencov outcomes (NEJM) Pfizer protease inhibitor trial (Pfizer) WHO recommends antibody therapy (Hosp Health) Tocilizumab use in hospitalized patients (Resp Care) Long COVID (PLoS Medicine) Letters read on TWiV 811 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to email@example.com
Episode 370. Topic: R0. Theme: Epidemiology. How is virulence measured? How many people can one person with measles infect? Why do these numbers matter? What are R0 examples for other diseases? Twitter: @3minutelessonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNew episode every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
Nick talks to writer and science journalist Nicholas Wade about the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicholas describes how this story has evolved since the start of the pandemic, and contrasts the the two main hypotheses for the origins of COVID: wildlife spillover vs. lab leak. He describes how viruses in the past (e.g. SARS1) emerged, peculiarities of the SARS2 genome, Peter Daszak & EcoHealth Alliance, Wuhan Institute of Virology, and various conflicts of interest that people have had. He describes how we don't have proof whether a wildlife spillover or a lab leak explains the origins of COVID-19, what definitive evidence would look like, and whether we are likely to resolve this mystery.USEFUL LINKS:Nicholas Wade's writing on this topic:[https://nicholaswade.medium.com/]Download the podcast & follow Nick at his website[www.nickjikomes.com]Support the show on Patreon & get early access to episodes[https://www.patreon.com/nickjikomes]Sign up for the weekly Mind & Matter newsletter[https://mindandmatter.substack.com/]Athletic Greens, comprehensive daily nutrition (Free 1-year supply of Vitamin D w/ purchase)[https://www.athleticgreens.com/mindandmatter]Try MUD/WTR, a mushroom-based coffee alternative[https://www.mudwtr.com/mindmatter]Discount Code ($5 off) = MINDMATTEROrganize your digital highlights & notes w/ Readwise (2 months free w/ subscription)[https://readwise.io/nickjikomes/]Start your own podcast (get $20 Amazon gift card after signup)[https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1507198]Buy Mind & Matter T-Shirts[https://www.etsy.com/shop/OURMIND?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1036758072§ion_id=34648633]Connect with Nick Jikomes on Twitter[https://twitter.com/trikomes]Learn more about our podcast sponsor, Dosist[https://dosist.com/]ABOUT Nick Jikomes:Nick is a neuroscientist and podcast host. He is currently Director of Science & Innovation at Leafly, a technology startup in the legal cannabis industry. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University and a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickjikomes)
TWiV reviews how a novel technology enabled development of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, and discovery of a proton gradient and an incomplete TCA cycle in a giant. virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode mRNA vaccines, a novel technology (Cell) Proton gradient in giant virus (ISME J) Tomograms of Pandoravirus massiliensis Pandoraviruses are not alive (virology blog) Letters read on TWiV 810 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Brianne – PhD Comics: Words Said By No Academic Ever Kathy – Bach Cello Suite #1 visualization Rich – Hypnagogia Vincent – Landsat 9 and Wiki Listener Picks Lori – Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Kevin – Oak Savannahs Intro music is by Ronald Jenke Send your virology questions and comments to email@example.com
University of Chicago professor Dr Neil Shubin about “Some Assembly required … Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA.” Ancient viruses in our DNA? And what about “jumping genes”? Also, climatologist Marina Psaros talks about “The Atlas of Disappearing Places … Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis”.
Episode 369. Topic: Infectious dose. Theme: Epidemiology. How many viruses or bacteria does it take to get you sick? How does this number change? What are some theorized infectious doses for common diseases? What about COVID-19? Twitter: @3minutelessonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNew episode every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
TWiV reveals isolation from bats in Laos of a SARS-CoV-2 like virus with a spike protein that allows entry into human cells, and exploration of a herpesvirus vector for immunization of vampire bats against rabies virus. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit and Amy Rosenfeld Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode SARS-CoV-2 like viruses from Laotian bats (Res Sq) Herpesvirus in rabies endemic vampire bats (Nat Comm) Letters read on TWiV 809 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson – George Carlin: “Stuff” Amy – The best of me by David Sedaris Rich – You could have a secret twin (but not the way you think) Alan – Nuclear powered Gameboy Vincent – No, Vaccinated People Are Not ‘Just as Likely' to Spread the Coronavirus as Unvaccinated People by Craig Spencer Listener Picks Michael – The tangled history mRNA vaccines Fernando – 1493 by Charles Mann Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to email@example.com
In COVID-19 clinical update #81, Daniel Griffin discusses vaccine boosters, vaccination during pregnancy, mRNA vaccine comparison, J&J vaccine booster, EUA expansion for Lilly monoclonals, remdesivir reduces risk of hospitalization, and anticoagulation regimens. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Pfizer phase III results in 5-11 year olds (Pfizer) FDA authorizes booster (FDA) V-safe vaccine pregnancy registry (CDC) High antibody levels in cord blood (Am J Ob Gyn) mRNA vaccines compared (MMWR) Effectiveness of single shot J&J (medRxiv) J&J booster results (J&J) EUA expansion for Lilly mAbs (Lilly) Remdesivir reduces hospitalization risk (Gilead) DisCoVeRy on Remdesivir (Lancet) Prophylactic anticoagulant dosing (Eur Heart J) Letters read on TWiV 808 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing With Fishes Podcast. A podcast dedicated to growing aquaponic & cannabis and spreading information to the masses about sustainable cannabis and veggie production! Mathew Gates https://zenthanol.com/index.html Social Media:
The Sword Guy Podcast, episode 72 Emilia Skirmuntt runs the Oxford branch of The School of the Sword, and in this episode we talk about running a school with different branches and specialisations, and improving diversity and inclusivity within historical martial arts schools. Emilia is also a virologist at the University of Oxford, which brings up some topical questions about a certain virus. We talk about her fascinating research into virus-like genes in bat genomes and some truly game-changing theories about memories and consciousness. Emilia has started a cookery blog, called The Corgi, The Princess and The Kitchen, which we also chat about in the podcast. The molecular gastronomy book that Guy refers to is: On Food And Cooking: The Science And Lore Of The Kitchen by Harold McGee. You can find Emilia on Twitter @ESkirmuntt, or look out for her on Sky News and other news outlets where she is frequently interviewed about the pandemic. For more information about the host Guy Windsor and his work, as well as transcriptions of all the episodes, check out his website at https://guywindsor.net/ And to support the show, come join the Patrons at https://www.patreon.com/theswordguy
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On this week's Unsupervised Learning Podcast, Razib sits down with Mahan Ghafari, a doctoral candidate at Oxford's department of zoology to discuss his ongoing research in the area of viral evolution. They discuss the difference between RNA viruses and DNA viruses and how viral evolution differs from that of more complex life forms – accentuated by a virus's short reproduction cycle and high mutation rate - particularly in RNA viruses like SARS-CoV-2 which can mutate orders of magnitude faster than DNA based viruses. Mahan also discusses his involvement in SARS-CoV-2 research and the particular challenges that the virus poses, including what caught virologists off guard and where they got it wrong – particularly about the emergence of variants. He emphasizes how much is yet to be understood about SARS-CoV-2, particularly in how mutations are evolving and in which populations they may incubate and emerge, and the importance of understanding the dynamics between virus and host. Mahan goes on to dispel some common misconceptions floating around the Twittersphere regarding mutation and viral virulence and emphasizes the important distinction between virulence and infectiveness. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the effect of vaccination on the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and how having a partially vaccinated population may potentially serve as a viral incubator, making the likelihood of mutation and breakthrough infection far more likely because it gives the virus an opportunity to replicate and maximize its diversity within non vaccinated individuals, while simultaneously exposing it to the selective pressure of the vaccinated – thus driving adaptation and increasing the odds of breakthroughs that are resistant to vaccination and treatment.
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Dr Rocky Jedick MD, MBA (IG @RockyJedi) is currently an ER doctor practicing in Las Vegas, NV. He's also a Major in the USAF reserves as well as a military flight surgeon. Dr Jedick operated as a COVID Relief Specialist in 3 cities in Texas from Aug 2020 - Mar 2021 caring exclusively for COVID patients. Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelSartain Listen on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-michael-sartain-podcast/id1579791157 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2faAYwvDD9Bvkpwv6umlPO?si=8Q3ak9HnSlKjuChsTXr6YQ&dl_branch=1 Learn more about Michael's Men of Action Mentoring Program: https://go.moamentoring.com/i/2 Filmed at Sticky Paws Studios: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UComrBVcqGLDs3Ue-yWAft8w 1:40 Dr Jedick's qualifications 3:03 Witnessing Covid patients 5:03 Comorbidities 8:04 Why I got vaccinated 8:55 Using the mask as a political statement 10:39 Why we can't unify 13:00 Main misconceptions about vaccines 15:03 Aerospace physiology, hypoxia 17:15 Natural immunity 19:15 mRNA technology 21:15 mRNA vaccines do not change your DNA 22:45 mRNA technology explained 24:36 You must compare the vaccine to the virus 28:27 Vaccine makes you less likely to suffer from severe illness and death 30:47 Catching the virus even when vaccinated 32:35 Impotency and pregnancy 36:00 13,000 deaths on VAERS website 39:30 Myocarditis 41:31 Statistical probabilities of death 44:21 “Why did you not get vaccinated?” 46:12 Israeli paper stating the vaccine causes more Covid-19 47:29 Ivermectin 49:23 Observational bias 50:11 A virus, a bacteria and a parasite 53:41 The tribe of ivermectin 55:05 Disprove your own hypothesis, the scientific method 55:55 Conspiracy theories, looking for an enemy 57:46 Actual conspiracy theories and actual science 59:30 Reasons we attracted to conspiracy theories 1:02:08 Vaccine autism debate 1:03:44 Evolution doesn't always want what's best for us 1:04:52 Dealing with a family member who believes in conspiracies 1:06:25 My opinion doesn't matter 1:07:49 When the discussion gets out of hand 1:10:17 “As the area of our knowledge increases so does the perimeter of our ignorance.” 1:13:43 Vaccinated vs unvaccinated report 1:16:06 Mandating vaccinations Medical References: - 03:50 - https://www.texastribune.org/2020/11/13/el-paso-county-shutdown-halted/ - 05:02 - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/covid19-comorbidity-expanded-12092020-508.pdf https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-94-percent-covid-among-caus/fact-check-94-of-individuals-with-additional-causes-of-death-still-had-covid-19-idUSKBN25U2IO - 13:52 - https://goflightmedicine.com/hypoxia/ - 17:03 – There are dozens of these. They are all the same. This is a variety from a number of cities/states around the country: https://www.fastcompany.com/90667213/delta-variant-devastation-florida-hospitals-show-vaccinated-vs-unvaccinated-icu-patient-data https://www.al.com/news/2021/08/north-alabama-hospital-has-47-covid-patients-in-icu-43-are-unvaccinated.html https://www.wsaw.com/2021/08/19/covid-19-wisconsin-dhs-compares-vaccinated-unvaccinated-case-numbers/ https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article253090188.html https://www.albanyherald.com/news/covid-numbers-continue-to-rise-in-southwest-georgia/article_7cee1122-face-11eb-8389-0b774c9f9c48.html https://m.facebook.com/Intermountain/photos/a.132535817436/10161171201742437/?type=3 https://www.wbrc.com/2021/08/27/uab-releases-breakdown-vaccinated-unvaccinated-covid-patients/ https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article254048788.html https://www.texomashomepage.com/news/local-news/all-critical-care-covid-19-patients-at-united-regional-unvaccinated/ - 22:44 - https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/infectious-diseases/viruses/overview-of-viruses - 28:08 - On Vaccine Efficacy in era of Delta variant MWMR: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037e1.htm?s_cid=mm7037e1_w - 31:25 - From Aug 2020, check it: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/18/coronavirus-vaccine-with-50percent-efficacy-would-be-game-changer.html - https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7038e1.htm - 32:34 - https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0811-vaccine-safe-pregnant.html - 36:00 - https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-vaers-12000-idUSL1N2P21DB - 51:11 - Ivermectin: https://www.businessinsider.com/why-ivermectin-being-used-treat-covid-2-doctors-leading-charge-2021-9 Last big negative trial (metaanalysis) for IVM: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD015017.pub2/full
Take a proactive approach to supporting your immunity naturally. Learn about the three powerhouses in our new Immunity 3 blend; camu camu, zinc, and elderberry. Immunity Refresher The immune system has complex ways of fighting viruses, but viruses have complex ways of fooling the immune system and invading cells. That is why we need our immune systems ready for whatever floats our way! Things to remember: Nutrition may be the most vital component in maintaining — or gaining — a healthy immune system. It makes all the difference in the way your body fights off germs, but just as importantly, plays an important role in more minute functions like helping tissues repair and rebuild themselves and how your body reclaims flagging energy. To keep your immune system functioning at its best, some of the most effective strategies include avoiding sugar, sleeping well, minimizing stress and including fiber and probiotics in your meal regimens Not just vitamins and minerals, but proteins like collagen and free radical-fighting antioxidants can be introduced to your body through the foods you eat, and play vital roles in helping to keep your body functioning at its best. As the Chicago Tribune observes: “Collagen and its amino acids are essential to healing because they build tissues such as skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, blood vessels, bones and more. Antioxidants remove the harmful free radicals from the bloodstream that can impair the immune system, and vitamins and minerals play specialized roles in healing.” Chronic stress can make you more susceptible to colds and the flu, as well as more serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. By practicing stress-reducing activities like yoga, meditation and laughter, you can keep your body from going into chronic stress mode. INGREDIENTS in Immunity3 Organic Camu Camu Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a berry native to the Amazon rainforest. That sounds remote, but this so-called superfood has long been used to improve health and has become increasingly popular. Camu camu's purported health benefits include reducing the risk of chronic diseases thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Similar to tart cranberries, the camu camu berry is too acidic for most people to enjoy its natural state. It's generally processed as an ingredient in blended juices or freeze-dried into a powder that can be taken as a supplement, added to smoothies, or blended into other foods. Camu Camu is High in Vitamin C Nutritionally, camu camu is one of the most concentrated natural food sources of vitamin C. Camu camu is rich in vitamin C, a vitamin that acts as a powerful antioxidant in your body and is vital for the health of your skin and immune system. The fruit's pulp provides about 2,400 to 3,000 grams (or 2,400,000 milligrams) per 3.5-ounce or so serving. For context, the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for vitamin C is 60 milligrams a day. Because of its high vitamin C content, camu camu is also rich in antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Not JUST Vitamin C Beyond vitamin C, camu camu provides smaller amounts of potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, and copper. Like most colorful berries, camu camu is a good source of polyphenols. Camu camu also has antimicrobial properties, and researchers have identified compounds in the fruit that have strong antimicrobial benefits. Supports Gut Health The dense punch of nutrients from camu can also support gut health and block free radicals and other pathogens from entering the body, according to studies, thus providing protection against bacterial infections, viruses and other issues. Remember your immunity is built in the gut! Additionally, a 2018 animal study even found that camu may help prevent obesity by positively altering the gut microbiota (highly tied to immune function) and by increasing energy expenditure. Several studies found that camu could leadto lowered fat accumulation and blunted metabolic inflammation, leading to improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. Improves Liver Health As a powerful cocktail of antioxidants and phytochemicals, camu camu benefits the liver in several ways. The high vitamin C content is especially central to its ability to improve liver health. Research in 2010 showed that animals given camu camu powder showed significant signs of liver injury suppression. Specifically, an active compound called 1-methylmalate was isolated from Myrciaria dubia This study concluded that the 1-methylmalate in camu is one of the reasons why it can aid liver health. Enhances Mood Camu camu berries' high levels of vitamin C may help your brain to produce more serotonin, which will enhance your mood — which explains why it may act as a potential remedy for depression. In fact, research suggests people who have a deficiency in vitamin C often feel more depressed and lackadaisical. Vitamin C is an important cofactor required for the conversion of tryptophan to 5-hydroxytryptophan in serotonin production. It's therefore possible that vitamin C from camu camu benefits patients with depression that is associated with low levels of serotonin. For example, in one study conducted at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, it was shown that many of the patients who had decreased levels of vitamin C reported signs of sluggishness and depression. When given doses of vitamin C, they all responded with rapid and clinically significant improvement in mood. There is some concern that camu camu can interfere with some chemotherapy medications—you should always let your doctor know about the supplements you are taking, but especially so if you are receiving chemo, for example. Zinc Your immune system is your first line of defense against all disease, especially infectious disease, and there are many different ways to boost your immune system and improve its function. One nutrient that plays a very important role in your immune system's ability to ward off viral infections is zinc. Zinc is also a nutrient that plays many vital roles in your body. BUT…Because your body doesn't naturally produce zinc, you must obtain it through food or supplements. zinc is the second-most-abundant trace mineral in your body — after iron — and is present in every cell it's critical for the development and function of immune cells fundamental to skin health, DNA synthesis and protein production body growth and development relies on zinc because of its role in cell growth and division Zinc is also needed for your senses of taste and smell. Because one of the enzymes crucial for proper taste and smell is dependent on this nutrient, a zinc deficiency can reduce your ability to taste or smell Zinc lozenges were found to shorten the duration of common cold episodes by up to 40 percent in a study published in the Open Respiratory Medicine Journal. Those at risk of zinc deficiency include: People with gastrointestinal diseases like Crohn's disease Vegetarians and vegans Pregnant and breastfeeding women Older infants who are exclusively breastfed People with sickle cell anemia People who are malnourished, including those with anorexia or bulimia People with chronic kidney disease Those who abuse alcohol Elderberry Elderberry is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world. Traditionally, Native Americans used it to treat infections, while the ancient Egyptians used it to improve their complexions and heal burns. It's still gathered and used in folk medicine across many parts of Europe. Elderberry refers to several varieties of the Sambucustree, which has clusters of white flowers and black or blue-black berries. The most common variety is Sambucus nigra, also known as European elderberry or black elderberry. Today, elderberry is most often taken as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms. Health Benefits of Elderberry There are many reported benefits of elderberries. Not only are they nutritious, but they may also fight cold and flu symptoms, support heart health and fight inflammation and infections, among other benefits. May improve cold and flu symptoms One study of 60 people with influenza found that those who took 15 ml of elderberry syrup four times per day showed symptom improvement in two to four days, while the control group took seven to eight days to improve. Another study of 64 people found that taking 175-mg elderberry extract lozenges for two days resulted in significant improvement in flu symptoms, including fever, headache, muscle aches and nasal congestion, after just 24 hours. Furthermore, a study of 312 air travelers taking capsules containing 300 mg of elderberry extract three times per day found that those who got sick experienced a shorter duration of illness and less severe symptoms. High In Antioxidants Antioxidants are natural components of foods, including some vitamins, phenolic acids and flavonoids, that are able to remove these reactive molecules. Research suggests that diets high in antioxidants may help prevent chronic disease Anthocyanins found in the berries have 3.5 times the antioxidant power of vitamin E Studies have shown elderberry juice may reduce the level of fat in the blood and decrease cholesterol. A study found that elderberry flowers inhibit the enzyme α-glucosidase, which may help lower blood sugar levels. Also, research on diabetic rats given elderberry showed improved blood sugar control Fights harmful bacteria:Elderberry has been found to inhibit the growth of bacteria like Helicobacter pylori and may improve symptoms of sinusitis and bronchitis May support the immune system: In rats, elderberry polyphenols were found to support immune defense by increasing the number of white blood cells Resources: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Immune System Top Tips to Boost Your Immunity Keep seasonal sickness at bay with these foods that boost immunity 11 things that can weaken your immune system Antimicrobial constituents of peel and seeds of camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia) Antimicrobial constituents of peel and seeds of camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia). Treatment with camu camu ( Myrciaria dubia) prevents obesity by altering the gut microbiota and increasing energy expenditure in diet-induced obese mice Effects of diet supplementation with Camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia HBK McVaugh) fruit in a rat model of diet-induced obesity 1-methylmalate from camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia) suppressed D-galactosamine-induced liver injury in rats Vitamin C rapidly improves emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, study suggests Relationship Between Depression and Vitamin C Status: A Study on Rural Patients From Western Uttar Pradesh in India Zinc Is Key for COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention Zinc – NIH Fact Sheet Zn2+ Inhibits Coronavirus and Arterivirus RNA Polymerase Activity In Vitro and Zinc Ionophores Block the Replication of These Viruses in Cell Culture COVID-19: Poor outcomes in patients with zinc deficiency Iron and Zinc Nutrition in the Economically-Developed World: A Review Zinc in Human Health: Effect of Zinc on Immune Cells Zinc and its importance for human health: An integrative review A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial of Oral Zinc for Chemotherapy-Related Taste and Smell Disorders Zinc Lozenges May Shorten the Duration of Colds: A Systematic Review Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial A Review of the Antiviral Properties of Black Elder (Sambucus nigra L.) 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See all the Healthcasts at https://www.biobalancehealth.com/healthcast-blog/ Two weeks ago we talked about how a vaccination works in your body to create immunity to a virus. Last week we discussed the issues that put people at risk for getting a virus and for not responding to a vaccine. The third and last section of our series on viruses and vaccines centers on how to boost your immune system so that you are less likely to get a virus, to die from a virus, and more likely to get immunity from a vaccine. There is a great controversy about vaccines right now, but vaccines have changed the modern world from one where we had a very high death rate from communicable diseases and high childhood death rate to one that is generally protected against communicable viruses, where we now only worry about dying from the diseases of old age. Most vaccines are given a few times in our lives, like MMR (measles mumps and rubella vaccines), usually when we are children and then every 10 years or so, we get a booster. The flu vaccine is different, and we get a different vaccine every year that is created to kill the permutation of the flu virus we think is going to go around the world this winter. Doctors recommend those patients who are not allergic to the flu vaccine to get an immunization against the flu every year, because it is a preventable deadly disease, however we rarely tell our patients how to make their vaccine more effective to provide protection (to decrease the likelihood of immunization failure). The necessary elements for a human being to be adequately protected from a virus and by an immunization include: A healthy immune system with adequate numbers of white blood cells of healthy white blood cells. Good Nutrition A normal blood sugar --intake of a lot of sugar containing food and drinks and carbohydrates, or the presence of uncontrolled Diabetes decreases the ability of a person's immune system to function. Viruses LOVE sugar! Young healthy levels of Testosterone. Testosterone stimulates white blood cell production and modulates the activity of the thymus. Testosterone decreases and becomes deficient as we age, and the activity and effectiveness of the immune system parallels the drop of our testosterone levels in both sexes. Daily moderate exercise. Sitting all day slows your immune response and can accelerate the drop in hormones and the number of white blood cells. To stay healthy, you must exercise every day. Control of stress. High stress, and major negative life events (like divorce, loss of family members, money worries, etc.) can cause your hormone, Cortisol from your adrenal gland, to increase over long periods of time. This blunts the effect of White blood cells and decreases your immune function. Taking action to decrease stress with biofeedback, exercise, prayer, or socializing is important to keep your immune function healthy. You can also take a supplement called Endodren Supplement (1 every am) to keep Cortisol from spiking. Good Gut bacteria—feed the gut biome with probiotics and good basic nutrition including raw veggies and fruit. Your immunity starts in your gut. Replace declining hormones-- Estradiol, testosterone, and thyroid hormones. At BioBalance Health our patients who have been taking T pellets for over a year had a better immune response to viral infections during 2020 and 2021 and their T cells and B cells reacted more aggressively to kill viruses. In addition to the recommendations above we suggest supplementation to your basic nutrition to improve your immune system: Vitamin D 5,000 IU per day is a must and has been proven to lessen the effects of viruses and improve the response to immunizations. Vitamin C 1000 mg/day Zinc 30 mg po q day Quercetin 250 mg/day My doctor-daughter primes my grand-daughter before her immunizations with a form of liquid vitamin C each day for 3 days and the day of her immunization at the pediatrician's office. This improves her chances of obtaining immunity from that one shot. Special Cases require special immunizations and sometimes boosters: There are some diseases and conditions that require additional treatment and prevention for viruses and often special immunizations that have a stronger dose of dead virus to create immunity. Autoimmune diseases: If you take suppressive medications for autoimmune diseases (Biologics) It is very important that you take good care of yourself and try to be as healthy as possible. Diabetes must be kept in control and your blood sugar and insulin within normal limits. AIDS Patients Cancer Patients Patients over 65 yo All chronic diseases If you are a high-risk patient or you can't lower all of your risk factors, then you may want to check to see if your immunization or recent infection gave you immunity. It will take a blood test to determine your immune status, and to see if you need a booster shot. The current test can be done at Quest and is an IGG and IGM test for a specific virus. It tells you if you have made antibodies to a specific virus or not. You may be checking to see if your immunization worked or if you still have antibodies to an infection that you had, to confirm your immunity. If you are at high risk and can't take an immunization or can't develop immunity after an immunization or infection, then you will have to continue to avoid crowds, wear masks and take supplements to fortify your immune system. These are my suggestions for all viral illnesses like the flu, covid, pneumonia, shingles and other viruses for which we have immunizations. I hope this helps you make proper choices about activity, and immunization and that this talk assists you in improving your immunity as much as possible.
See all the Healthcasts at https://www.biobalancehealth.com/healthcast-blog/ There are known risks for individuals not responding to a vaccine e.g. Covid. The factors that are key to responding to a vaccine hinge on the health and intact immune system of the patient. The immune system is affected by your lifestyle, genetics, age and current medical conditions. If your immune system is healthy, it will respond as predicted to make antibodies to kill the virus you are immunized against. In one sentence, healthy people respond to vaccines as they should and are protected against that virus from invading your body and causing disease. Immunized people with intact immune systems should not be able to transmit the disease either because they don't actually get infected by the virus! Sadly, the very people who need the vaccine the most, because they are at high risk, sick, old or have high risk genetics, are the very people who often do not develop an immune response to immunizations. The immune systems of these people do not respond with adequate immunity, or they only respond minimally, and it is not enough to prevent getting the virus. These are the only people who should be told to get a booster shot! Because Immunizations are only as effective as your immune system, the factors that prevent a vaccine from working are the same as the factors that put you at risk for getting the virus, and a more severe form of the virus. So, what are the risks for having poor immune response to a virus or an immunization? Age, Lifestyle, and Genetic Risks: Age over 60 without Testosterone replacement—Testosterone stimulates your thymus gland to make more T killer and T helper cells as well as to increase antibody response to viruses. Age under 3 months is a time when babies are using up or losing the antibodies their mothers gave them through the placenta and they have not yet developed a fully competent immune system themselves. Babies 1-3 months should stay at home and limit visitors. Breastfeeding improves their chances of being protected from viruses. Poor nutrition: Junk food, highly processed food, with high sugar content (viruses LOVE sugar!) suppress the activity of the immune system. Inadequate Vitamin D blood level. A level under 40 puts everyone at higher risk to get viruses. In light-skinned people the sun can give them enough Vitamin D, but southern European, Polynesian, Hispanics and African Americans cannot absorb much vitamin D from the sun and must take it orally! 5,000 IU per day should be enough to supplement with. Smoking suppresses the immune system Alcohol consumption over 10 drinks a week lowers your immunity Obesity increases inflammation and lowers immunity Lack of exercise suppresses the immune response High stress lifestyle Lack of sleep (optimal sleep is 8-9 hours a night). Night shifts Meth, Cocaine and Heroin of course is going suppress your immunity. Your specific genetic makeup During the covid pandemic of 2020 scientists and geneticists have been studying the genetics of those people who have gotten severe covid infections and those people who have been exposed and didn't get it. They also have studied the genetics of people who don't respond to the vaccine. They have found a group of genetic snips (pieces) that are present in each of these groups. They are publishing their findings in the Journal of Nature: Covid Host Genetics Initiative. Mapping the genetic architecture of Covid 19. Nature https:doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-3767X(2021). Medical reasons for Getting viruses and not responding to vaccines. To treat disease doctors often must suppress the immune system of a patient to control the disease. This type of treatment decreases immunity in general and decreases the effectiveness of an immunization. Some drugs such as corticosteroids or Biologics, suppress the immune system and prevent the immune response necessary to develop antibodies to a virus from a vaccine. Those people who are chronically ill currently or in the past (heart disease, lung disease, Cancer, Diabetes, COPD, chronic infections etc.) have immune systems that have been overworked and are currently directed toward a different target, so a chronically ill patient may not develop immunity from a vaccine. If you are on one of these medications or have other chronic illnesses, you should prove that your immunization was successful by get a blood test for antibodies to the virus before you take your mask off. Medical reasons for non-response to vaccines and for increased risk for getting viruses: Autoimmune disease on immunosuppressant medication History of cancer treated with radiation and or chemotherapy can suppress your immune system for a lifetime. Organ Transplant on immune suppressants AIDS Chronic inflammation for any reason Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure Having a viral or bacterial infection when you get the immunization Chronic Medical Illness Pregnancy Low testosterone levels in old age Clearly your best chance of a successful immunization is having robust health, ideal weight, youth, good testosterone levels and lack of disease. These are not reasons to avoid immunization, but they are good reasons to have a test to document that you are immune after you get a vaccine before you go out in public and expose yourself. You can't change the past, or your genetics, but you can change your habits and check your immunity if you are at high risk!
Dr. David Brownstein, M.D., is a board-certified family physician who utilizes the best of conventional and alternative therapies. He is the Medical Director for the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Brownstein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and serves on the board for the International College of Integrative Medicine. He is the father of two beautiful physicians, Hailey and Jessica, and is a retired soccer coach. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally about his success using natural therapies. He has also authored sixteen books: Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It, 5th Edition and his newest book, A Holistic Approach to Viruses.
Chadi and Caroline join TWiV to describe the potential epidemiological and evolutionary impacts of vaccine nationalism, and their modeling which emphasizes the importance of rapid equitable vaccine distribution for global control of the pandemic. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit and Brianne Barker Guests: Chadi Saad-Roy and Caroline Wagner Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Vaccine nationalism and control of the pandemic (Science) Vaccine sharing app Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 simulation Dynamics of vaccination simulation Vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization (MMWR) Letters read on TWiV 807 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson – Ernie Kovaks-Nairobi Trio Brianne – XKCD Summarizes this Episode Rich – Texas Coronavirus Antibody REsponse Survey (CARES) (Dashboard) Vincent – Elmer Pfefferkorn Listener Picks Catherine – A Life on Our Planet Attila – How to improve your chances of nudging the vaccine hesitant away from hesitancy and toward vaccinationIntro music is by Ronald Jenke Send your virology questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
In COVID-19 clinical update #80, Daniel Griffin reviews infections in children, masking, testing to limit transmission, high barrier for monoclonal antibody escape, are boosters needed, use of steroids, grants for long COVID, and how the pandemic unfolds in Africa. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Hospitalization pre- and post-vaccines (Res Sq) Infection in children (medRxiv) Updated mask guidance (CDC) Transmission to masked and unmasked (MMWR) Daily testing in schools (Lancet) High barrier to mAb escape (bioRxiv) Boosters not needed (Lancet) Distribution system for mAbs (HHS) Steroids in non-oxygen requiring patients (Int J Med) Grants for long COVID (NIH) Genomic surveillance in Africa (Science) Letters read on TWiV 806 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to email@example.com
Nighttime Streetlights Are Stressing Out Urban Insects As insect populations—including bees, moths, and other pollinators—decline worldwide, researchers have established a variety of potential causes, including climate change, pesticides, and habitat loss. But now, new findings suggest yet another culprit may be part of the equation: night-time lighting, like street lights in populated areas. A team of entomologists in the United Kingdom looked at populations of moth caterpillars under street lights, compared to populations that lived in darkness all night. In conditions with night-time lighting, they found nearly half as many caterpillars, in some cases. In addition, caterpillars that grew up under street lights were bigger, suggesting that they might be stressed and attempting to rush into metamorphosis earlier than they should. Furthermore, the greatest threat seems to be coming from energy-efficient LED lights, whose bluer wavelengths may be more stressful than the warmer, redder light of older sodium bulbs. The team published their work in the journal Science Advanceslate last month. Guest host Umair Irfan talks to co-author Douglas Boyes about why nighttime lighting might be so bad for insects, and why ditching LED lights isn't actually the best solution. The Endemic End To The Pandemic Over the past year and a half, we've been talking about the COVID-19 pandemic. But there's another stage of global virus spread to consider as well—the endemic stage. Instead of a sudden cacophony of viral noise, you can think of it as a constant low-level hum, with occasional bleeps. Viruses such as the coronaviruses responsible for many colds, or the influenza virus, are already endemic worldwide. They're pretty much everywhere, all the time—and sometimes make you ill. But they don't usually threaten to overwhelm health systems the way COVID-19 is currently. Maureen Miller, an infectious disease epidemiologist and medical anthropologist at Columbia University, joins guest host Umair Irfan to talk about pivoting from pandemic to endemic conditions, and what past outbreaks can teach us for future health decisions. Charismatic Creature Carnival: Who Rules The Night? We're in week two of our Charismatic Creature Carnival, our celebration of six overlooked or unfairly maligned species that deserve a closer look. Our audience submitted our candidates, but only one will be crowned the very first carnival inductee into the Charismatic Creature Corner Hall of Fame. This week's friendly head-to-head battle is between the opossum and the aye-aye, submitted by listeners who remarked these creatures are cute, though unconventionally so. Defending the opossum is Lisa Walsh, postdoctoral researcher at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, based in Washington, D.C. Squaring up against them to support the aye-aye is Megan McGrath, education programs manager at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina. Find out how to participate in the final creature face-off and check out what you said about the last round between the mantis shrimp and the hellbender salamander!
In paranoid times like these, I'm relieved that I've been invested in my immunity defense for the past 25 years. I'm sharing everything I did to cure myself of the big C that's (still) got everyone up in arms (and we all thought this would only last two weeks!). I'm continuing my health protocol, which I lay out in the episode. Pretty much everything I mention is linked (and there are a couple of exclusive discounts in there for you too). I invite you to listen, do your research, and equip your body as YOU choose. The last time I checked, that was still a human right. Viruses aside, I also dig into other ponderings from the community, giving my insights into biohacking, mercury lightbulbs, circumcision, and so much more. 02:59 —Vincent asks: I'm looking to build a biohacking lab and researching various PEMF, mats, and scalar wave devices. Would love recommendations from this community on what biofeedback devices I should consider adding to my lab. Higher Dose infrared mat (large and small) The RASHA - listen to ep 309: The RASHA: Quantum Space Travel: The Key to Consciousness Expansion W/ Dr. Jere Rivera Dugenio The Biocharger - listen to ep.195: BioCharger: Harnessing the Healing Power of The Cosmos AmpCoil - listen to ep 98: Ampcoil: The Power of Biofeedback + PEMF for Lyme Autoimmune W/ Aaron Geneva Bigalow EMF protection with Blu Shield, Somavedic and FLFE Magnetico Mattress Pads for under beds (use code luke10 Nuerocoustic sound therapy with the VIBE Bed and Nucalm- listen to ep.322: Good Vibrations: Bioharmonics and Sound Healing W/Dr Vibe Feat. Dr. Steven Schwartz And ep. 265: Maximum Meditation W/ NuCalm: The Ultimate Stress Relief System w/ Jim Poole Brain Tap Nanovi - Think of it like an inhalable antioxidant I use the Lucia Light (use code lukestorey10) for a completely natural psychedelic-Esque journey An absolute non-negotiable for me is ice baths. I have Morozko Forge Ice Bath (use code luke150 or luke500). Listen to ep.351: Chill Out: The Ice Bath Revolution W/ Morozko Forge's Jason Stauffer and Adrienne Jezick Sauna Space single person sauna (use code luke5) and Clearlight multi-person sauna (mention luke) Red-light therapy. I use Joovv Red Light Therapy. Listen to ep.169 The Biohacking Superpowers of Red Light Therapy W/ JOOVV OxyHealth Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber (use code luke) 07:40 — Barbara and Natalie ask: Can you advise on natural ways to heal spider bites and repel mosquitos? The anti-infection and anti-inflammatory properties in Ozonated oil from global healing (use code LUKESTOREY) Hista-Aid from Quicksilver Scientific, for the histamine reaction to the bite Since moving to Texas, I've been using Allicin, a garlic extract. I take one cap in the morning, one in the evening. Bug Block from American Botanical Pharmacy is the strongest natural product on the market I've found. 10:00 — Rex asks: If circumcision is a “satanic ritual” are colonoscopies also? Ep. 308: Ending Infant Trauma: Dangers of Hospital Birth, Ultrasound Circumcision W/ Jeanice Barcelo Ep192: The War Against Boys: Ending Torture of Circumcision in America Watch: American Circumcision Gravity colonics to eliminate toxins Colon cleansing using calcium bentonite clay and activated charcoal. 15:25 — Lincoln asks: When you use a Defender Shield product, what is the external battery I should plug my phone into so I avoid EMF? Defender Shield for phone Any large capacity phone battery will work, but this is the one I use Avoid using your phone and computer device when plugged in as they produce more EMF 18:46 —Christine asks: Is there still mercury in incandescent bulbs? Be careful with CFL bulbs and fluorescent tubes because of the blue and flickering light Why fluorescent and LED bulbs are bad for the environment and your health 21:55 —Bailey asks: Do you feel that doing good things with the intent of getting back goodwill, in fact, brings bad karma? How selfless acts for others helped me during my recovery Savoring acts of generosity for yourself 28:15 — The community asks: How do I deal with viral infections, building immunity, and protect myself from spike proteins? I get asked these questions a lot and have covered the topic in-depth with various experts. Listen to ep. 304: Don't Fear The Virus: Your Body's Immunity and Humanity's Awakening W/ Dr. Zach Bush Ep. 276: Plandemic Power Play: Challenging The Media Big Pharma Virus Narrative w/ Dr. Rashid Buttar Ep. 299: Shot In the Dark: Blowing the Whistle On the Vacc!ne Industry + Cov!d W/ Robert F Kennedy Jr Ep. 273: Solving the Wuhan 5G Covid-19 Mystery W/ Dr. Thomas Cowan Check out what I have to say on my current views on the plandemic, lockdowns, quack scenes, and spike protein shedding on my telegram channel at lukestorey.com/telegram Free tools require willpower and nothing else. Prayer, faith, meditation, human touch and connection, mindfulness, breathwork, sunlight, hot and cold exposure, sleep hygiene, light gazing, movement Steps I took to cure my virus last year Rectal and ear canal ozone therapy with Longevity Resources. Ozone injections are also a good idea. Glutathione and high dose vitamin C. I used Mitozen glutathione, high-dose melatonin, and NAD suppositories. Listen to ep. 367: Not Just For Sleep: Melatonin | The Master Molecule + Next Level Biohacks w/ Dr. John Lieurance Quantum energy devices such as FLFE, Leela Infinity Bloc and Somavedic Hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments for immunity, blood flow, and oxygen saturation of the blood plasma. I have the Oxyhealth Vitearis 300 which was a big investment but you can rent them now. Colon cleansing with oxy powder from Global Healing for detox Oregano oil by North American Herb and Spice for anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Resistor ozonated oil capsules for gut health, mitochondrial function, and immunity Ultimate igg from Just Thrive Quercetin from global healing for immune and respiratory response Pure Encapsulations Calcium D-glucarate for detox Raw dandelion leaf to protect from spike proteins C-60 from Purple Power for systemic inflammation reduction “The One” by Quicksilver Scientific QQ and CO-Q-10 from which is a product they call ' the one'. Both are incredible for mitochondria, which is where we get ATP energy to fight illness and recover quickly. Infrared saunas. Sauna Space for infrared light therapy benefits and Clearlight for its relaxed, group-friendly setting. HigherDOSE infrared mat for immunity Naked sun time for immunity and vitamin D production Biocharger and AmpCoil immunity and anti-infection programs. Zinc and Boron from Upgraded Formulas. They do mail order testing to check what you're deficient in. Quicksilver Scientific liposomal d3/k2 High dose reishi mushroom extract from Longevity Power for immunity and nervous system balance. High dose systemic enzymes from Bioptimizers to prevent blood clotting. Serrapeptase enzyme is also great for clotting and breaking down spike proteins. Schizandra berry extract from Surthrival for its high shikimate content, which breaks down spike proteins. As does fennel, star anise tea, pine oil (Aka Hinoka Blood Purifier.) (stock up at Shen Blossom) Methylene blue from Troscriptions for antiviral properties Patrick Flannagins MegaHydrate, a super-powerful anti-oxidant NAC ( N-Acetylcysteine ) helps you produce glutathione. It just got banned from the FDA so stock up! Activated charcoal from Quicksilver Scientific's “Ultra Binder” (activated charcoal). Shilajit for minerals. PristineHydro makes a great powder. Molecular hydrogen tablets from Water and Wellness and Vital Reaction 7% inhaler for antioxidant/inflammation reduction 1:02:16 — Caleb asks: My family is getting together all the items for nebulizing peroxide for lung infections (Dr. David Brownstein). Do you know of any high-quality Lugol's iodine?” I use the Unoseks portable nebulizer] American Biotech Labs Silver Biotics Immune System Support Iodine from Upgraded Formulas Glutestat by MitoZen I'm intrigued by Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, although I have not taken them personally myself. Please be aware, that these are only available by prescription. More about this episode. Watch it on YouTube. 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The DNA of some viruses doesn't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this exception is possible and hints that it could be more common than we think. The post DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth. first appeared on Quanta Magazine
The TWiVotopes review current evidence which does not show the need for widespread COVID-19 booster vaccination, and results of experiments to examine the replication and immune evasion of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASV Vaccine Town Halls Vaccine boosters not needed (Lancet) Delta variant replication and immune evasion (Nature) Epidemiologically linked COVID-19 outbreaks (MMWR) Letters read on TWiV 805 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Brianne – Sloan Foundation Theater Kathy – COVID vaccines work, even if you don't have side effects lay article primary article Rich – Science Alone Can't Heal a Sick Society by Jay S. Kaufman Vincent – Sandra Black SciArt Listener Pick Ruth – Radio Lento podcast Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
In this 6th segment of our Natural Beekeeping Corner, Nathalie talks about some of the key factors that are often attributed to honey bee colony decline… namely Varroa Mites and Viruses. However, could there be more to it than just that? Nathalie challenges you to look beyond the forest, so to speak, and think a little bit about the unintended consequences that can come from other sources, like pesticides and even mite treatments.
Virus hunter Mya Breitbart joins TWiV to describe her laboratory's work on viruses in spiders, insects, millipedes, freshwater springs, seawater, plants, human feces and much more. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Dickson Despommier Guest: Mya Breitbart Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Viruses of spinybacked orbweavers (J Gen Virol) Viruses of terrestrial arthropods (PeerJ) Pepper mild mottle virus in sewage (PLoS Path) Environmental DNA in marine community (Nat Comm) Viral community of freshwater springs (mBio) Phage puppet masters in the oceans (Nat Micro) Letters read on TWiV 804 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson – Official-Droodles-Home Alan – The 31st First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony video (and the text version) Vincent – Biden's federal and business vaccine mandates Listener Pick Anonymous – The Ivermectin Episode – Behind the Bastards Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to email@example.com
In COVID-19 clinical update #79, Daniel Griffin discusses clinical management guidelines, ER visits and hospitalization among children, infection and vaccine induced seroprevalence in the US, antibodies in Kenyan blood donors, infections after vaccination, anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis, baracitinib efficacy, long-term symptoms in adults, and sustained symptoms after severe disease. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Overlooked shortcomings of observational studies (Op For Inf Dis) Guidelines for clinical management (Op For Inf Dis) ER visits and hospitalization among children (MMWR) Hospitalization of adolescents (MMWR) Seroprevalence in the US (JAMA) Seroprevalence in Kenya (JAMA) Infections after vaccine (medRxiv) Israel data dashboard Guidelines on anticoagulation for thromboprophylaxis (Blood Adv) Baricitinib efficacy (Lancet) Long term symptoms, US adults (MMWR) Severe disease associated with long term symptoms (medRxiv) Letters read on TWiV 803 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to firstname.lastname@example.org
On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, host and biologist Ray Bohlin interviews biophysicist Cornelius Hunter, author of Darwin's God, about an article in the journal Science concerning a virus invasion of E. coli bacteria. The article subtitle announces “Natural Selection Caught in the Act,” and suggests that an impressive instance of unguided evolution has been directly witnessed. Not so fast, Hunter says. The results were intelligently designed (by the lab scientists), he notes, and the changes are less impressive than they may appear at first glance. Hunter also explains protein-protein binding and counters evolutionist Dennis Venema to argue that the way the immune system drives change is not analogous to the evolutionary process of random mutations and natural selection. Read More › Source
The meteorologicomaniacs discuss the COVID-19 pandemic global death toll, effectiveness of vaccines against the delta variant, and how analysis of ancient viral DNA reveals that two pathogenic human viruses were brought into Mexico during the transatlantic slave trade. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASV Vaccine Town Halls COVID-19 excess mortality (eLife) Tracking pandemic death toll (eLife) COVID-19 vaccines and delta variant (NEJM) Slave trade carries viruses into Mexico (eLife) Letters read on TWiV 801 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Dickson – Victor Borge, Phonetic Punctuation Brianne – Cat TV Rich – Cochrane review: Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19 Alan – Cockpit video of flying into Oshkosh Vincent – Medical News Network Morning Medical Update Listener Pick Jody – Human Body Theatre and Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to email@example.com
In COVID-19 clinical update #78, Daniel Griffin covers ivermectin, convalescent plasma, disease in pregnant women, children and COVID, delta outbreak in an elementary school, validation of at-home antigen test, shedding in infected vaccinated people, mRNA vaccine antibody responses compared, AZD7442, fluvoxamine, one year outcomes in hospitalized patients, and post-vaccination disease. Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Do not take veterinary ivermectin (FDA) Ivermectin side effects (CDC) Do not use convalescent plasma (IDSA) COVID-19 in pregnant women (JAMA) Children and COVID-19 data (AAP) Long COVID in 11-17 year olds (Res Square) Delta outbreak elementary school (MMWR) Validation of at-home antigen test (JAMA) Shedding in infected vaccinated people (medRxiv) Compared antibody responses after mRNA vaccination (JAMA) AZD7442 PROVENT phase III (AZ) Fluvoxamine trial (medRxiv) One-year outcomes hospital survivors (Lancet) Post-vaccination illness (Lancet) Letters read on TWiV 800 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your questions for Dr. Griffin to firstname.lastname@example.org
TWiV reviews models for determining correlates of neutralizing antibody protection against COVID-19, and for identifying key vector and host species that drive transmission of zoonotic pathogens. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Correlate of protection needed for COVID-19 vaccines (Nat Med) Neutralizing antibodies predict protection against symptomatic COVID-19 (Nat Med) Host and vector importance for Ross River virus (eLife) Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count (NY Times) Letters read on TWiV 799 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Weekly Picks Brianne – A microscopic video shows the coronavirus on the rampage Kathy – Sabin Oral Sundays in Cuyahoga County, 1962 Rich – The Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic: Current Issues and Glimpse Into the Future Vincent – Demand Surges for Deworming Drug for Covid, Despite Scant Evidence It Works Listener Picks Ronald – Immunity to COVID-19 could last longer than you'd think Agnes – Space Shuttle Prints Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to email@example.com