TWiV 589: Coronavirus update – it could be bad

March 1, 2020

Vincent and Rich update the current situation with COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, including fatality ratios, virus spreading outside of China, immunity to infection, vaccines, antivirals and much more.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit

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5 comments on “TWiV 589: Coronavirus update – it could be bad

  1. Dear Twiv please expect more conspiracy theories on COVID-19 in coming weeks given that Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, CA is the lead facility involved in the COVID-19 rescue an quarantine operations. Here in Solano County, CA We are being told to take precautions by the CDC.

    All Solano County, residents can do is to get informed about community acquired COVID-19 to come out in the do here is to not panic and follow CDC updates as we are told here in the county.

    I heard rumors that a lab in the United States or China made a bioweapon for COVID-19. But that was disproven and we have some of the evidence here. Solano Community College is a BSL1 lab that is meant to meet FDA guidelines though. And two the county has been in talks to get biotech startups in the area. These areas as far as I know do not meet BSL4 standards. They are meant to meet BSL 1 Standards.

  2. Brian Mar 3, 2020

    Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t see the link to the github repository mentioned towards the end of the episode (timestamp 1:22:00)

    • profvrr Mar 4, 2020

      Sorry, my omission – link has been added to show notes.