TWiV 919: Motivated by volatiles

July 17, 2022

TWiV reviews the FDA decision to update COVID-19 vaccine boosters in the fall, the meaning of fatigue with respect to long COVID, and a skin volatile induced by flavivirus reproduction that attracts mosquitoes to the infected host.

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

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4 comments on “TWiV 919: Motivated by volatiles

  1. Brett Mahar Jul 17, 2022

    Hi TWIV,

    The spike component of BA.4 and BA.5 is the same. The differences are outside the spike. So when FDA says BA.4/5 spike, they are both the same thing.
    Since BA.5 is the one that’s spreading, it would be less confusing for them to say the updated vax should be 50/50 Wildtype/BA.5

    PS thanks for the great podcast!

  2. Georgia Jul 18, 2022

    Brianne, Brianne, Brianne. What have you done to me? Redactle is now on my bookmark bar and I’m hooked after only two days. (Actually I was hooked after my first effort.) Thanks.

  3. An immunologists “volatiles”, a Marketers “Botanicals” 🙂