TWiV 915: Mouse mouth to mouse mom

July 3, 2022

TWiV discusses the recent decision by an FDA advisory committee to update COVID vaccines for the fall, the monkeypox virus outbreak, and the finding that enteric viruses infect the salivary glands and are transmitted through saliva.

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

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Weekly Picks 1:31:57

Dickson – Jazz big bands #2: Maynard Ferguson: Signature song: Theme From Rocky: Signature album: Color Him Wild
BrianneOrigami antibody and virus
KathyTurbines resistant to high winds
RichObi-Wan Kenobi (TV Series)
Vincent The next epidemic may be here. The US isn’t ready for it.

Listener Picks

David: DALL E 2
DouglasJazz Online

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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6 comments on “TWiV 915: Mouse mouth to mouse mom

  1. H. Bradford Hawley, MD Jul 3, 2022

    I read that Dr. Fauci was initially experiencing only mil symptoms so he delayed starting Paxlovid until his symptoms became more severe. It would seem that by taking this path he missed the opportunity to interrupt viral replication at a more opportune time.
    While the exact timing of all of this is not entirely clear the concept of earlier the better for antiviral treatment is well established.

  2. Morgan Rauch Jul 8, 2022

    I love the Weekly Picks.

    Having got to page 30 in “Principles of Virology, Volume I I am fairly well versed in the science.
    So Doctor Despommier I move on to your pick from #915
    I post to my friends on FB ‘MovieTones’. They are themes from some of my favorite movies i.e ‘The High and the Mighty’ This week I posted the original ‘Rocky I’, ‘Gonna Fly Now’. Under this post I also posted Maynard Ferguson’s interpretation, thanks for that by the way.

    I wanted to impart a bit of music history unrelated to the above. George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord’ ran up against some copy right law due to its very, very close resemblance to the Chiffons,’He’s So Fine”. The Belmonts elude to this in their version of ‘My Sweet Lord” (and he leaves a link)

  3. Rob wilson Jul 11, 2022

    Hi Masters of the Twiverse,

    Thanks for keeping me sane. Lots of stuff goes over my head, but less than two years ago.

    On the wind turbines, the reason wind turbines were designed with the blades upwind of the pole was to reduce the cyclic stress induced by the flow shading of the pole on the blades. The old American wind pump used on farms had a trailing tail to keep the blades facing the wind. Modern turbines use sensors and a motor to keep the turbine pointed into the wind.

  4. Kiran Wagle Jul 12, 2022

    The Nature paper was covered on the Nature podcast, with an interview with the author who wrote to TWiV.