TWiV 923: If a bat pees in a forest, does anyone care?

July 31, 2022

From The Third International Symposium on Infectious Diseases of Bats in Ft. Collins, Colorado, TWiV speaks with Vincent Munster and Raina Plowright about their careers and their research on bats, bat viruses, bat ecology and spillover events.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Brianne Barker

Guests: Vincent Munster and Raina Plowright

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3 comments on “TWiV 923: If a bat pees in a forest, does anyone care?

  1. I am aware that science always errs on the side of caution but in this episode the answer “I/We don’t know” or “More research / data is necessary” left me more disappointed than usual. Maybe the fact that we have been hearing these sentences for a certain global incident for two and a half years now also contributed to that fact. I know you don’t do that deliberately, it is just how science is, still it is rather frustrating to hear especially on a topic which one might think has had quite some years of research / investigation going on by now. A good episode nonetheless, keep it up, especially the special ones from meetings like these where listeners / viewers get insights from scientists all over the world (and their weird accents).