TWiV 857: Not just antibody, Jon Yewdell

January 23, 2022

Jon Yewdell returns to TWiV to discuss how antibodies are made, vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, antigenic variation of the virus, booster shots, and more.

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

Guest: Jon Yewdell

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12 comments on “TWiV 857: Not just antibody, Jon Yewdell

  1. Thomas Rhoads Jan 24, 2022

    This weeks episodes (TWiV 857 and Dr. Daniel Griffin 98) are on YouTube but not in my podcast feed. In fact, when I unsubsubscribed and searched to subscribe again I couldn’t find the podcast. Has it been removed intentionally or will it be back? I’ve listened for many years and enjoy your show, including the new weekly Dr. Griffin updates.

  2. Thomas Rhoads Jan 24, 2022

    Sorry for the multiple comments, but I think I figured my podcast issue out. I assume you are changing platforms because there are now 2 TWiV feeds. The new one has this weeks shows so I subscribed to it. Sorry to bother you I guess I just panicked.

  3. FYI
    TWiV episodes 856 and 857, unable to down load through Apple podcast app. ?
    Saw it on You tube and could find it through google search.
    Glad I took the time to search for them.

  4. Patrick Jan 24, 2022

    Dear TWIV,
    An episode or two ago, one of your team started talking about the Webb space telescope. Several of the statements were totally wrong. For example he stated that the Webb would be in the shadow of the earth relative to the sun. This is not true. Webb will be inserted into an orbit around L2 that is larger than the moons orbit and it’s about 1 million miles from earth so not in shadow. If it were in shadow it would not need a sun shield and the solar panels would not work. Please do not undermine your credibility but making up facts. People will start to wonder if you know what you are talking about when it comes to viruses. Things are bad enough in this age of science denial as it is. Thanks. p.s He also got the whole IR UV thing wrong.

  5. Chris Payne Jan 24, 2022

    Riveting viewing and listening to Jon Yewdell for breadth as well as depth and helped by the thoughtful and insightful questions. Thank You all once again.

  6. Amazing podcast and episode thanks a lot!
    I tried to look for the paper that Jon Yewdell mention at 17:49 but unfortunately i was unsuccessful. I think one of the authors was named Russell from australia and the paper was published in the 70s about the fact that T-cells does not have to recongnize the same protein the B cells does. Would it be possible to have more information about that paper? Thanks again.

  7. catherine Jan 26, 2022

    I know many talk GMO. on its own I’m a chemical engineer and tons of roundup on corn. Why? They modified corn so they could. They would struggle to regulate but we’re getting multiple exposures. The theory of harm was based on sudden exposure. So so many exposures over a long period of time is slowly being appreciated. And thinking those GMO helps starving people- think about it. Think Monsanto won’t charge their price? They are charging farmers here sometimes 3x what it was.

  8. Lucio Jan 29, 2022

    This was the best TWIV!!! Thank you all!

    PS: I mistakenly wrote this in the last one (858), but I really meant this one (857).