by Gertrud U. Rey Herd immunity occurs when a large enough percentage of the population has acquired either natural or vaccine-induced immunity against an infectious disease, thereby indirectly protecting a minority of non-immune individuals who are dispersed throughout the population. During this pandemic, many prominent scientists have stated that it is impossible to achieve herd …
TWiV explains a study of how climate change is predicted to increase cross-species viral transmission risk, and increased memory B cell potency and breadth after a SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine boost. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Amy Rosenfeld Click arrow to playDownload TWiV 896 (65 MB .mp3, 108 min)Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at …
This episode of TWiV is focused on COVID-19 vaccines and antibodies: who should get boosters, whether a variant matched mRNA vaccine is superior to a historical vaccine, and how the interval between vaccination and infection influences the quality of the antibody response.
Intranasal administration with a single dose of a chimpanzee adenovirus-vectored SARS-CoV-2 vaccine induces potent immune responses.
Amy returns to TWiV to discuss her work on the identification of cross-reactive antibody responses among diverse enteroviruses, and the implications for our understanding of viral pathogenesis and seroprevalence studies.
TWiV reviews the impact of vaccination on SARS-CoV-2, the latest information on Omicron, West Nile virus transmission by organ transplantation, and why a 16 week interval between doses of BNT162b2 vaccine is better than a shorter interval. Click arrow to playDownload TWiV 839 (64 MB .mp3, 107 min)Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Show notes at microbe.tv/twiv