Vincent travels to the University of Vermont to speak with Jason, Emily, Jessica, and Dimitry about their careers and their work on SARS-CoV-2, hantaviruses, poliovirus, influenza virus, and the involvement of viruses in the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.

TWiV discusses genetic evidence of susceptible wildlife in SARS-CoV-2 positive samples at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, polio cases in African linked to a new polio vaccine that was designed to not cause the disease, and structural conservation of hepatitis B virus capsid proteins over millions of years despite a shift from a naked to an enveloped capsid.

TWiV discusses the virome of game animals in China, and the finding that binding of sarbecoviruses to ACE2 is an ancestral and evolvable trait.