TWiV 818: Thor’s hammer

October 17, 2021

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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4 comments on “TWiV 818: Thor’s hammer

  1. Necole Oct 18, 2021

    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?

  2. Fedora Sutton Oct 18, 2021

    Guys would you start sharing your screens. This would be terrific when discussing the data as well as showing your picks.
    Thank you

  3. Sir Henry Oct 21, 2021

    There is a name for warm sunny weather in October: It’s called Indian Summer and was first described in the 18th century.

    • Janet Oct 22, 2021

      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’ 😉