TWiV 788: neuroCOVID with Kiran Thakur, MD

July 31, 2021

Kiran joins TWiV to discuss the findings of a team at Columbia University Medical Center on COVID-19 neuropathology, and the conclusion that SARS-CoV-2 does not reproduce in the central nervous system.

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

Guest: Kiran Thakur

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4 comments on “TWiV 788: neuroCOVID with Kiran Thakur, MD

  1. Bill Kerr Aug 1, 2021

    This episode reminded me of an episode last year that discussed the sudden cardiac death of an otherwise asymptomatic COVID positive middle age woman. Autopsy samples found SARS-Cov-2 virus infecting the timing pathways (Purkinje cells?) of heart tissue. I have lost that episode, there have been so many, Have there been other reports of cases like this? Do we know if anyone is looking for it?

  2. Howard Aug 1, 2021

    Hello! Another great episode!
    At some point you were asking about what kinds of false claims are being spread that convince people not to take the vaccine.
    So far, this is among the most noxious I’ve come across:
    “Inventor of mRNA Vaccine: Some Covid Vaccines Make the Virus More Dangerous”
    One of the early mRNA researchers, Robert Malone, is claiming the vaccines are a ticking time bomb that will cause ADE. Steve Bannon interviews him.
    He doesn’t seem to realise that if ADE was going to be a problem, we would have seen signals by now in the clinical trial group as it’s already been over 9 months since the last of them were vaccinated.

  3. Michael Irvine Aug 4, 2021

    Kevin McCarthy, like so many other Republicans, is a sociopath.

  4. Susan Yip Aug 11, 2021

    Interesting that you mentioned transverse myelitis. Houston Methodist published and article indicating they thought it was responsible for 1% of COVID-19 neurological complications