TWiV 798: Rats, more coronaviruses!

August 29, 2021

The TWiV team explains what the Biden report on SARS-CoV-2 origins did not: evidence that the virus came from Nature, not a lab; and reveals new coronaviruses in rodents that inhabit populated areas in southern China.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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3 comments on “TWiV 798: Rats, more coronaviruses!

  1. Diane Aug 29, 2021

    AMAZING episode.

    • Dominic Travis Sep 1, 2021

      Dear Twiv, I am an associate professor of epidemiology and public health at U MN college of Veterinary med. First, love the pod.

      Second, I found your Mr, Fox effect very interesting. More interesting we’re your comments. Are we not past the time when smart must equal boring or when good scientists are not allowed to be good communicators? I get the point but you are perpetuating old stereotypes and elitist tendencies that have impart contributed to the public’s acceptance to facts which has in turn hurt our world. Can we not focus on content AND style?

  2. Simon Aug 31, 2021

    Great episode crew!