TWiV 673: Wake up and smell the pandemic

October 18, 2020

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, we debunk the Great Barrington Declaration, and discuss smell and taste changes as early indicators of the pandemic, vascular disease and thrombosis in SARS-CoV-2 infected humans and rhesus macaques, and the ability of the swine pathogen SADS-CoV to infect human respiratory tract cells.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker

Guest: Daniel Griffin

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5 comments on “TWiV 673: Wake up and smell the pandemic

  1. David Smith Oct 18, 2020

    I believe you folks frowned upon the open criticism of Atlas regarding things like herd immunity and mask wearing. As he apparently continues to pursue things you continue to find evidence against, maybe it’s time to reconsider opinions on harsh criticism. https://twitter.com/michaelmina_lab/status/1317649867376893954?s=20

    • Dennis Mathias Oct 20, 2020

      Wouldn’t you want harsher criticism? What exactly are you trying to convey?

  2. Dennis Mathias Oct 20, 2020

    A possible guest is https://www.unmc.edu/intmed/divisions/id/faculty/lawler.html
    Dr. James Lawler at the university of Nebraska Med Center in Omaha. Nebraska is one of 5 states with the worst positivity rate. He’s been quite outspoken. As you recall UNMC was in the news a while back taking in Ebola patients. He’ll have something to say on the perspective from smack in the middle of the US.

  3. Gary Wittmer Oct 26, 2020

    Gentlemen
    TWIV is INCREDIBLE.
    Why is there no talk of prophylaxis, only treatment and vaccine? Why is there no study, not even anecdotal reports about zinc ionophores to protect the human race? Is all of western medicine only reactive? What happened to preventative medicine? Can at least one person be found out there with lupus for example, who is taking a zinc ionophore, say 200mg q.d. of HCQ but got infected anyway? I take quercetin, and now bromelain as well. I am a health care provider.

  4. Jeffery J Biss Oct 28, 2020

    Speaking of smell and taste, wouldn’t a good test at the restaurant be to have a few scented candles and ask entering patrons to tell the greeter what the scent is?

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