TWiV 739: COVID-19 convalescent plasma with Arturo Casadevall

April 4, 2021

Arturo Casadevall joins TWiV to discuss the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19, including a history of the process, how plasma is prepared and tested, why it is difficult to conduct randomized clinical trials, how this treatment has fared and his hopes for the future.

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

Guest: Arturo Casadevall

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2 comments on “TWiV 739: COVID-19 convalescent plasma with Arturo Casadevall

  1. Chris Payne Apr 5, 2021

    Hi Everyone,
    Great discussion on TWIV 739 as always and most informative, particularly as this was a subject I knew next to nothing about. But I think you might have given an acknowledgment to the part played by Brianne’s kitten, whose antics certainly kept me thoroughly entertained as I listened and learned. I do n’t think that Rich Condit lecturing while rowing a boat would have the same mesmerising effect. As always, looking forward to the next show.
    Best Wishes
    Chris Payne
    (From Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England).

  2. Rina Steenkamp Apr 5, 2021

    Hi, the link in ‘Download TWiV 739 (68 MB .mp3, 113 min)’ actually points to http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV736.mp3 rather than TwiV739.mp3 (which doesn’t seem to exist). Would it be possible to have the link point to the correct file? For me, the most reliable way to listen to podcasts appears to be to download the .mp3 file and listen to that. It would be great to be able to do this, since from the 10 minutes that I did manage to hear by clicking the ‘play episode’ arrow, after which the transmission got interrupted, this week’s guest Arturo Casadevall sounded absolutely delightful.