TWiV 786: You make mucus and you move it

July 29, 2021

TWiVsters review off-season epidemics of respiratory syncytial virus in Australia after easing of COVID-19 restrictions, and impaired innate immune responses in upper respiratory tract cells from patients with severe COVID-19.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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3 comments on “TWiV 786: You make mucus and you move it

  1. Nom DePost Jul 29, 2021

    It’s been awhile since I’ve used Acrobat but I seem to remember I could toggle between highlighting selected text and drawing a highlight area on the page. I seem to remember I could go hog wild w/ the area, fill/no fill/density, shape (circle/rectangle/oval), color, border thickness, real time suck stuff.

  2. Sam Tobin Jul 29, 2021

    re: Off season RSV in Australia… it also spread to us here in New Zealand when we briefly opened our border to them, and has subsequently overloaded our paediatric ED wards…


  3. FunnyDiva Jul 29, 2021

    Someone needs to make a Vincent Racoon-Yellow plushie. Complete with the blue glasses. Would also be a cute image for a mug.