TWiV 753: The ferret nose where the virus goes

May 9, 2021

TWiV revisits Brazil’s rejection of Sputnik vaccine, examines influenza transmission via the air from the nasal epithelium of ferrets, and a history of accidental releases of polioviruses and their relevance for eradication of poliomyelitis.

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

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One comment on “TWiV 753: The ferret nose where the virus goes

  1. Richard Cornell May 13, 2021

    Know a woman in Moscow who has her apartment building locked down. She is in very bad state. Even with a shot of the their vaccine it did help but not that great.