TWiV 983: One flu vaccine for them all with Scott Hensley

February 12, 2023

Scott returns to TWiV to explain the development of an experimental mRNA vaccine that encodes hemagglutinin antigens against all known influenza A virus subtypes and influenza B virus lineages, and why he is worried about avian H5N1 influenza virus.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Brianne Barker

Guest: Scott Hensley

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Letters read on TWiV 983 1:23:17
•Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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