TWiV 677: Does antibody really know what time it is?

November 1, 2020

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, then we discuss rapid deployment of SARS-CoV-2 testing by research laboratories in San Francisco, longitudinal observation of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in patients, and listener questions on vaccines, loss of smell, face masks, and more.

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

Guest: Daniel Griffin

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10 comments on “TWiV 677: Does antibody really know what time it is?

  1. Colin Wood Nov 1, 2020

    Great show guys.

    Theres a typo in the COVID phases diagram: The time point in the diagram is T dvr but in the notes its Tvr. No biggie.

  2. Tim Escher Nov 1, 2020

    I think Dr. Griffin mentioned his graphic was going be accompanied by a publication. Is there a link to that somewhere? Maybe it’s not public yet.

    Also, the story about the campers in South Dakota is tragic. Using HCQ/AZ as a standard of care, even in September, borders on malpractice. Are some doctors just not paying attention?? Ugh.

    I’m sharing this graphic far and wide, especially to my friends who work in healthcare.

  3. Job Security 101 Nov 1, 2020

    I would listen, but only if Vincent & Co wears their masks during EVERY episode until the beloved vaccine arrives and then get a 100-fold dose of the vaccine from a double-blinded sample to prove it’s safety.

  4. Just a note that Rich’s link above is messed up. Its probably

  5. As an over 70yr old, following you for months, this news on developing therapeutics, antibodies etc has really given me hope. Thank you for all these brilliant updates. I have loved stretching my learning ( science graduate full 50 yrs ago! ) but remain intensely curious. Not all my friends share this love of science learning but this is one I,ll most certainly share. I just hope some of this travels across the Pond. It,s proving difficult to change direction over here!

  6. Kashif Pirzada Nov 3, 2020

    Love the show, the main show and Dr. Griffen’s updates has really helped me and my colleagues keep up to date on the frontlines in the ED. Do you by any chance have the name of the Instagrammer or Twitterer who is posting summaries of the show? Would be great to have on weeks where I can’t listen.

  7. Scott Nov 3, 2020

    Texas Ranks Highest In Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases In U.S.
    (The nation’s second-most populous state surpassed California’s total as coronavirus cases continued to rise across the country.)

    Ideology over reality?

  8. One controversial debate on the horizon is whether Australia will let the Chinese students back in if they’ve had the Chinese vaccine. Our universities, and our economy as a whole, depend on the fees paid by international students. We’re also one of the only countries to have eliminated the virus.

  9. Chris Boles Dec 1, 2020

    I would really like to get a copy of Daniel’s study on the benefits of using steroids + tozilizumab for early inflammatory phase patients like my uncle. I cannot find any references that look like the study he discusses at about minute 25. Searched medrxiv, google scholar, pubmed.

    If you have it please forward the link.
    Much appreciated.