TWiV reviews a new H1N1 swine influenza virus from China with pandemic potential, Ad5 vectored SARS-CoV-2 oral vaccine candidate, Operation Warp Speed vaccine candidates, FDA guidance on vaccine approval, and answer listener email.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker
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- New swine flu with pandemic potential (BBC, PNAS) 12:18
- Oral SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate (ClinicalOmics) 24:19
- Operation Warp Speed (HHS) 31:24
- ACTIV (NIH) 38:04
- Development and licensure of COVID-19 vaccines (FDA) 41:39
- Letters read on TWiV 634 53:45
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees
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The NHS guy from Wales was asking about the serology test that is part of the SIREN study in the UK He shouldn’t worry about it. I think the NHS are using two tests for antibodies to the N protein developed by Roche and Abbott. Public Health England test evaluation was for those two tests. The Chadox1 uses Spike only in the Chimp Virus. Your body can’t produce a response to an antigen it doesn’t see. So in my view he should proceed with the serology test.
Hi everyone, new big time fan here from Colombia.
Could you please explain why some virus cause viraemia and others don’t.
And if SARS-CoV-2 is found in different organs other than the lungs – including intestines – how can it get there without causing viraemia?
Everything is political. You can thank Newt Gingrich for this, he began this hyperpartisanship and it turned out to be a winning strategy for the libertarian radicals that took over the GOP. I know some of these people and they simply refuse to accept facts because of the “liberal agenda” behind them. You can’t depoliticize this!