The TWiVers review phase 3 efficacy and safety results for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, effects on the neonatal immune system caused by maternal infection with SARS-CoV-2, and NHC, the metabolite of molnupiravir, causes mutations in cellular DNA.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker
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Links for this episode
- Efficacy and safety of Novavax vaccine (medRxiv) 3:28
- A floret of spikes with Matt Frieman (TWiV 729) 5:30
- Maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection affects neonatal immunity (Nat Immunol) 21:01
- NHC is mutagenic in mammalian cells (J Inf Dis) 47:50
- Coding for catastrophe (Nat Struct Mol Biol)
- Molnupiravir development (Nature)
- Letters read on TWiV 818 1:06:13
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
Weekly Picks 1:30:36
Dickson – John Clease
Brianne – Astronomy Picture of the Day: Swirl in the Southern Sky
Kathy – Lise Meitner Statue is at the Humboldt University
Rich – Google has the cleanest cloud. Now it’s helping other companies go green
Vincent – Discovery of reverse transcriptase by Baltimore and Temin
Sam – Air Travel Packing List
Justin – PFAS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and EPA targets greenhouse emissions
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Thank you for being an unbiased source of information. I am a science teacher who appreciates access to current, factual, and relevant information. I have had both doses of Moderna vaccine and have recently tested positive for COVID. My only symptoms are loss of taste and smell. I am at day 3 since those symptoms presented. Is there data/information on if symptoms get more severe as time goes on?
Guys would you start sharing your screens. This would be terrific when discussing the data as well as showing your picks.
There is a name for warm sunny weather in October: It’s called Indian Summer and was first described in the 18th century.
In Spain they call it the “veranillo de san Miguel” because that saint’s day is in late September but this year there’s been temps in the higher twenties centigrade til now- even in the northern regions- so they may need a new saint for this ‘little summer’ 😉