Media Mining Digest MMD483: COVID 19 Variants, Covid Animator, Covid Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, Covid Coronavirologist, Covid Detection in Sewage, Covid Discussion, Covid Dose-dependant Responses, Covid in Brazil, Covid in Brazil, Covid in Ferrets, Covid in Gorillas, Covid in Young Responses, Covid in Brazil, Covid in Brazil, Covid in Ferrets, Covid in Gorillas, Covid in Young Adults, Covid Long-term, Covid Masks, Covid Palliative Care, Covid Plasma Treatment, COVID Questions, Covid T-cells, Covid Update by Dr Griffin, Covid Vaccines, Migrant Children Fixed

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COVID 19 Variations 21 mins – “The continuing spread of SARS-CoV-2 remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What physicians need to know about transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of Covid-19 is the subject of ongoing updates from infectious disease experts at the Journal. In this audio interview conducted on May 11, 2021, the editors are joined by Glenda Gray, head of the South African Medical Research Council, to discuss new research on vaccine protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants and the current state of the pandemic in Africa.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Animator 75 mins – “Janet Iwasa joins TWiV to recount how she became a molecular animator, including a pivot during her Ph.D. thesis research, the value of animations in science, and their latest animation of SARS-CoV-2 entry into cells.“ At the link right-click “Download TWiV 726,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. [Look at the video that accompanies this podcast.]

Covid Cerebral Venous Thrombosis 71 mins – “A TWiV trio explains a method for sequencing single genomes of SARS-CoV-2 and its use to explore in-host evolution drive by antibody responses, and incidence of cerebral venous thrombosis in COVID-19 patients and vaccine recipients.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 748,” select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Coronavirologist 88 mins – “Matt Frieman returns to TWiV to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic from the point of view of a coronavirologist, including his work with Novavax on their spike protein-based vaccine.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 729,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Detection in Sewage 77 mins – “John, Monica, and Davida join TWiV to discuss development of a method to detect SARS-CoV-2 in raw sewage from all 14 of New York City’s treatment plants, and its use to determine the presence of the genome throughout the pandemic and detection of genome mutations from variants of concern.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 737,” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Discussion 76 mins – “On a TWiV tetramer, we review the ongoing outbreaks of Ebolavirus disease in DRC and Guinea, evidence that SARS-CoV-2 infections in children are far more prevalent than are being detected, and recent long COVID estimates from the UK.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 731,” then right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Dose-dependant Responses 84 mins – “On this episode, a discussion of why modifying the dose schedule of the mRNA vaccines in the US is not a good idea, evidence that lower Ct values on hospital admission is associated with higher mortality, and dose-dependent response to SARS-CoV-2 infection of ferrets.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 703,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid in Brazil 63 mins – “TWiV examines the claim by Brazil’s ANVISA that the Sputnik vaccine contains replication-competent adenovirus, and a role for the furin cleavage site in SARS-CoV-2 spike for efficient reproduction in the respiratory tract, evasion of antiviral IFITM proteins, and transmission in ferrets.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 751,” selects “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid in Brazil 81 mins – “The entire TWiV team assembles to discuss resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, discovery of SARS-CoV-2 related viruses in bats in Southeast Asia, and increased Ct values after administration of mRNA vaccine.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 722,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid in Ferrets 77 mins – “On this episode, FDA EUA for Pfizer mRNA vaccine, efficacy of AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 COVID-19 vaccine, and an orally administered drug that blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 693,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid in Gorillas 72 mins – “Nadine Lamberski joins TWiV to discuss an outbreak of COVID-19 among gorillas at the San Diego Zoo, and the use of a spike protein-based vaccine to immunize the animals.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 745,” select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid in Young Adults 88 mins – “TWiV explains that COVID-19 is not harmless for young adults, FAA approval for Pfizer mRNA vaccine, lack of justification for the claim of reverse transcription of SARS-CoV-2 RNA and integration into the human genome, and lack of evidence for increased transmission by new variants in the UK.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 696,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Long-term 75 mins – “Mady, Fiona, and David join TWiV to discuss patients with long-term COVID and similarities and differences with ME/CFS.” At the link left-click “Download TWiV 680,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Masks 88 mins – “TWiV notes the passing of Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, and reviews data on maximizing fit for cloth and medical procedure masks, SARS-CoV-2 total and subgenomic viral load in hospitalized patients, and effect of changes in spike protein on efficacy in a mouse model of infection.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 728,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Palliative Care 72 mins – “Ginger Campbell joins TWiV to discuss palliative care for COVID-19 patients, and how to approach the disease from a goals of care perspective.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 723,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Plasma Treatment 77 mins – “Arturo Casadevall joins TWiV to discuss the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19, including a history of the process, how plasma is prepared and tested, why it is difficult to conduct randomized clinical trials, how this treatment has fared and his hopes for the future.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 739 ,” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid T-cells 81 mins – “Alessandro Sette joins TWiV to discuss the role of T cells in COVID-19, the finding that amino acid changes in SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern have a negligible impact on T cell reactivity in convalescent patients and vaccines, and whether a next generation vaccine should include more viral proteins than spike.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 736,” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 30 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #53, Daniel Griffin reviews underreporting of infections and long term disease in children, a blood test for T cells, results of phase 3 trials for monoclonal antibodies, preliminary findings on an oral antiviral, clinical trial of ivermectin, and recommendations for upcoming gatherings.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 730,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 23 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #54, Daniel Griffin covers effectiveness of 3 vs 6 ft physical distancing, effectiveness of masks, physical distancing, and eye shields, second vaccine dose completion, alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms after vaccination, vaccine trials in children, and IDSA approval of a mAb cocktail.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 733,” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 24 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #56, Daniel Griffin notes increasing hospitalization in children and young adults, Pfizer vaccine efficacy results in 12-15 year olds, rapid self administered nucleic acid and antigen tests, mRNA vaccine efficacy in real world conditions, and improvement of long COVID after vaccination.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 738,” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 27 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #60, Daniel Griffin summarizes CDC guidance for summer camps, how to protect yourself when fully vaccinated, updated recommendation for J&J vaccine, declining global case fatality rate, and characterization of post-acute sequelae.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 749,” select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 28 mins – “Daniel Griffin provides his weekly clinical report on COVID-19, including thoughts on the first immunizations with Pfizer mRNA vaccine, the anticipated EUA for the Moderna vaccine, whether the vaccine prevents infection, not just disease, monoclonal antibody therapy, and much more.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 695,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 20 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #50, Daniel Griffin discusses CDC guidance on school opening, decreased viral load after vaccination, randomized clinical trial of vitamin D treatment, a study of zinc plus vitamin C, anticoagulation therapy effect on mortality, and multi system inflammatory phase in children.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 721,“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 25 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #51, Daniel Griffin reviews use of two masks, effectiveness of testing in nursing homes, updates on vaccines, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, little effect of vitamin D and remdesivir in clinical studies, and a long COVID research initiative from NIH.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 724,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 26 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #55, Daniel Griffin reviews recommendations for keeping transmission low in school settings, optimal testing strategies for schools and businesses, impact of vaccines on asymptomatic infections, vaccine safety in PASC patients, and early use of aspirin associated with decreased mortality.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 735,” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 29 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #57, Daniel Griffin covers children and MIS-C, school opening plans, transmission event with masks, fomite transmission, diagnostic test performance, AZ vaccine and blood clots, and long COVID and the effect of vaccines.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 741,” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 29 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #59, Daniel Griffin discusses a front-line health care worker survey, pre-exposure seropositivity and subsequent infection in healthy young adults, fitted filtration efficiency of double masking, BinaxNow rapid in-home antigen test, post vaccination infections in a nursing facility, safety of mRNA vaccine in pregnant women, case control study of Bamlanivimab, no evidence for brain infection in patients with neurolgical symptoms, and mortality among US patients hospitalized with COVID-19.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 747,” select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 29 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #61, Daniel Griffin reviews a modeling of future hospitalizations and deaths by vaccination rates and non pharmaceutical intervention scenarios, performance evaluation of rapid antigen tests, children making up a growing share of new cases, antibody response to mRNA vaccine in solid organ transplant recipients, and outcomes in hospitalized patients treated with tocilizumab.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 752,” select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

COVID Update by Dr Griffin 30 mins – “In COVID-19 clinical update #58, Daniel Griffin provides the latest update on the J&J vaccine pause, healthcare worker deaths, children and COVID, physical inactivity associated with higher risk, using monoclonal antibodies for prophylaxis, and shows us how to properly wear a face mask.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 744 ,” select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid Vaccines 65 mins – “TWiV answers listener questions about pandemic response, excess deaths in 25-44 year olds, vaccines, vaccines, and vaccines.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 706,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop menu.

Migrant Children Fixed 7 mins – “Actions by the Biden administration to end harmful immigration policies are critically important. But solutions should also include creating conditions within the United States that will allow children exposed to immigration-related trauma to grow, learn, and thrive. Interview with Dr. N. Ewen Wang on threats to the health and well-being of immigrant children.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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