TWiV 649: Ohio State viral

August 4, 2020

Vincent visits Ohio State University (March 2020) and speaks with Shan-Lu, David, Amanda, Mark, Matt, Chris, and Qiuhong about their careers and their work on retroviruses, hepatitis C virus, coronaviruses, paramyxoviruses, and environmental viruses.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Shan-Lu Liu, David Bisaro, Amanda Panfill, Mark Peeples, Matt Sullivan, Chris Walker, Qiuhong Wang

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5 comments on “TWiV 649: Ohio State viral

  1. Blue Pilgrim Aug 4, 2020

    Catching on… people listening to TWiV?
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    This fall, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, plans to test all 60,000 students and faculty members multiples times per week.
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Radical shift in COVID-19 testing needed to reopen schools and businesses, researchers say

    By Robert F. ServiceAug. 3, 2020 , 5:55 PM

    Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation.

    Even as the United States ramped up coronavirus testing from about 100,000 per week in mid-March to more than 5 million per week in late July, the country fell further behind in stemming the spread of the virus. Now, diagnostics experts, public health officials, and epidemiologists are calling for a radical shift in testing strategy: away from diagnosing people who have symptoms or were exposed and toward screening whole populations using faster, cheaper, sometimes less accurate tests. By making it possible to identify and isolate infected individuals more quickly, proponents say, the shift would slow the virus’ spread, key to safely reopening schools, factories, and offices.

    with links to various sources

    • Kathy Cail Aug 5, 2020

      Dr. Racaniello,

      I’ve typed your name so often it’s auto-populating on my phone as I try to spread the message of cheap daily testing.

      However, I wanted to volunteer myself as tribute when you do a Back to School Special. I am a high school science teacher of 23 years with a degree in zoology. I’d love to succinctly catch the TWiV Team up on “all things educational”.

      Please consider me for your podcast.

      I’ll keep up the good fight to educate teenagers and adults, beating back the darkness of misinformation.

      Thanks for your fabulous pod cast.



    Enterovirus D68

    Hey guys my wife just shared this with me, and now feels we have another issue to worry about. What can you guys make of this?

    I also want to thank you guys and Ladies for providing us all a window into your neck of the woods. im always blown away listening to you talk shop amongst yourselves and allow us to listen. I get chills sometimes listening to your exchanges. Thanks again,