TWiV 731: The kids aren’t alright

March 14, 2021

On a TWiV tetramer, we review the ongoing outbreaks of Ebolavirus disease in DRC and Guinea, evidence that SARS-CoV-2 infections in children are far more prevalent than are being detected, and recent long COVID estimates from the UK.

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

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5 comments on “TWiV 731: The kids aren’t alright

  1. Jo Bowyer Mar 15, 2021

    Many thanks for the discussion on obesity. We have a high rate in the UK and I need to be able to raise it with patients without making them feel uncomfortable. Taking a science based approach and pointing out that everyone, including thin people, have adipose tissue, seems to help, Early humans would have found it difficult to walk out of Africa and explore new places to settle without it. Besides which, it is a really interesting tissue!

    Jo (physiotherapist)

  2. Dear TWiV team, I’ve written before to exclaim loudly my appreciation for all you do, but could not WAIT to tell you how much I love Alan’s pick – radiogarden!!! I have been listening to podcasts in Japanese to keep my language skills up, but now I can go to Russia, Denmark, Scotland, Mongolia, Japan (of course!)…Oh man! You unleashed a new obsession! I’m a freelance epidemiologist and medical writer, mother of two boys who play ice hockey, and I’ve spent the pandemic trying to be useful to the hard-working clinicians who are producing med-ed updates on covid, as well as supporting our hockey director with developing protocols to keep the kids and parents safe during the hockey season. Thank you so much for your excellent and detailed information! I loved biology and virology in college, and your shows are the most incredible lectures. Thank you SO very much for your time, Please don’t change a thing!

    Alli Krug, MPH

  3. Aubrey Mar 16, 2021

    This is not super related, but recently I have been pointed to an open letter and interview written/talked about by Geert Vanden Bossche warning about viral immune escape and mass vaccination?

    Would love any direction and insight into his thoughts/ideas.

    • Brian Weymouth Apr 3, 2021

      I am also trying find discussions by virologists on Geert Vanden Bossche`s letter and was hoping to hear about it discussed on TWIV.

  4. Michael Irvine Mar 16, 2021

    I may be mistaken but I believe you can also put webcast “radio’ on radio garden. You could stream TWIv on radio garden 24-7.