TWiV 728: Cover your nose and mouse

March 7, 2021

TWiV notes the passing of Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, and reviews data on maximizing fit for cloth and medical procedure masks, SARS-CoV-2 total and subgenomic viral load in hospitalized patients, and effect of changes in spike protein on efficacy in a mouse model of infection.

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

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2 comments on “TWiV 728: Cover your nose and mouse

  1. Thank you again for the great podcast. Just a note: it looks like link in the notes titled “Effect of spike changes on protection of mice (mBio)” is linked to the wrong paper.

    Thank you again for all you folks do.

  2. JJackson Mar 14, 2021

    As I recall Jason said in TWiV714 that in although the RNA vaccines did leave the S1/S2 furin cleavage in place they made some addition changes close to it in addition to the prolines around S2′.