TWiV 881: 50 ways to zap your virus

March 27, 2022

TWiV describes the identification of a monoclonal antibody that provides broad protection against a variety of hantaviruses, and development of an oral remdesivir-like antiviral that ameliorates viral disease in mice.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Amy Rosenfeld

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3 comments on “TWiV 881: 50 ways to zap your virus

  1. This episode was very interesting to me personally. In 2012, my best friend from high school died in Reno at age 64 from Hantavirus. He contracted it after cleaning out an old mouse-infested shed. His clinical course was remarkably similar to that of severe Covid-19. He appeared to improve after being in the ICU on a ventilator for a couple of weeks, then worsened again and died during a second ICU admission. They threw the whole kitchen sink of therapeutics at him, but it was clear they had no idea how to treat him. It doesn’t seem like there’s been much progress in treating this over the ensuing decade.