TWiV 598: Who was that masked man? Coronavirus update with Daniel Griffin

Daniel Griffin MD returns to TWiV from a hospital parking lot to provide updates on COVID-19 diagnostics, clinical picture, and therapeutics, followed by our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier,Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Daniel Griffin, MD Download TWiV 598 (70 MB .mp3, 115 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Restricted dispensing of Plaquenil in NY state Virology of COVID-19 patients (Nature) Susceptibility of domestic animals to SARS-CoV-2 (bioRxiv_ Cloth face masks for all of US (NY Times) Masks and respiratory virus shedding (Nat Med) 50 million face masks to Japanese households (Kyodo News) More than you want to know about face masks (Slate Star Codex) Why is COVID-19 less severe in children? (virology blog) Tracking SARS-CoV-2 in sewage (UM) 1918 flattening the curve (Nat Geo) COVID near you Pandemic stops polio eradication (Science) SARS-CoV-2 vaccine patch in mice (U Pitt) Letters read on TWiV 595 Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees. Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv
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