TWiV

twiv-200If you’d like to learn even more virology by listening, check out the podcast, This Week in Virology, also known as TWiV. It’s a weekly conversation about viruses, hosted by two Columbia University Professors, Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, a science writer,  University of Florida Professor Rich Condit, and University of Michigan Professor Kathy Spindler.

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  • agnetalindhag

    Hi there, I am layman (or rather a laywoman) from Sweden, eager follower both to your podcast-sessions and your lectures on virology blog. Thanks for this fantastisc initiative!
    I have a question to you: Dr Henry L Niman, a flu tracker and Ph D from Pennsylvania
    http://www.recombinomics.com/whats_new.html
    is very critical to WHO's standpoint in saying that the severe RBD D225G and D225N in H1N1 are spontanous and random. He argues that labtests published on GISAID prove that there is transmission due to several cases close in both time and space.

    http://fluboard.rhizalabs.com/forum/viewtopic.p

    Have you any comments on that?

  • agnetalindhag

    Hi there, I am layman (or rather a laywoman) from Sweden, eager follower both to your podcast-sessions and your lectures on virology blog. Thanks for this fantastisc initiative!
    I have a question to you: Dr Henry L Niman, a flu tracker and Ph D from Pennsylvania
    http://www.recombinomics.com/whats_new.html
    is very critical to WHO's standpoint in saying that the severe RBD D225G and D225N in H1N1 are spontanous and random. He argues that labtests published on GISAID prove that there is transmission due to several cases close in both time and space.

    http://fluboard.rhizalabs.com/forum/viewtopic.p

    Have you any comments on that?

  • Anonymous

    i have a doubt of a kind…suppose an outbreak has occurred and is of mild or huge mortality. and the causative agent is found to be a virus…but the one not present in all known virus database… then how to characterize this unknown virus (like have DNA or RNA genome, whether segmented or continious, surface proteins it possess for attachment to host cell, no of protein subunits it encodes, etc) and how to step for its diagnosis typically during an outbreak situation…?

  • What do you know?

    Do you know that a sponge is dirtier than money and that money is dirtier than a toilet.

  • ME AND YOU

    TRUTH ABOUT HIV

    IT IS VERY NICE WHEN YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY AND YOU CAN DO
    WHAT EVER YOU WONT. LIKE MAKING UP A STORY ABOUT LIKE HIV. OF COURSE HIVE STORY
    IS JUST PROPAGANDA AND GOD WAY TO EARN MONEY TROUGH CONDOM INDUSTRY OR TROUGH
    PRODUCING TEST FOR IMAGINARY DISEASES, NOT ONLY THIS, GOVERNMENTS ARE ALSO
    PARTIALLY INVOLVED BECAUSE THEY KNOW THIS. SO GOVERNMENT AND MEDICAL INDUSTRY
    AGREED TO LIE PEOPLE SO THEY COULD TAKE MORE MONEY FOR “CURE” AND
    RESEARCH. ACTUALLY ALL IS ONE HUGE MANIPULATION. IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW HIV IS 3 COMPONENT VIRUS
    OF HERPES ZOSTER , SV30 VIRUS AND HORSE
    ANEMIA VIRUS = HIV! BUT YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW THIS!

    .

    THIS MEAN IF YOU NEVER IMMUNOLOGICALLY GET IN TOUCH WITH
    THIS VIRUSES YOU NEVER GET SICK. IF YOU SOMEHOW GOT SICK
    WITH HIV DISEASE THIS MEANS YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH ALL THIS 3 VIRUSES AND
    THEY ARE IN YOUR ORGANISM .

    IF YOU HAVE ONLY 2 OF THESE YOU CANT GET SICK BECAUSE HIV IS
    MULTI VIRAL DISEASE. THIS IS ONLY ONE INFORMATION.! YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW
    TO.

    SECOND IF YOU DIDN’T HEARD FOR COLLOIDAL SILVER YOU SHOULD
    IMMEDIATELY LEARN ON YOU TUBE. COLLOIDAL
    SILVER IS THE MOST STRONGEST ANTIBIOTIC AND IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW IT ALSO REMOVES
    VIRUSES FROM YOUR BLOOD. THAN YOU MIGHT ASK WHY DOCTORS DON’T TELL US? WHY WOULD THEY? THEY EARN
    MONEY TO CURE YOU OF IMAGINARY DISEASES THIS IS THEY JOB (MEDICAL SCHOOLS ARE
    ACTUALLY PACES WHERE LEARN WHAT THEY WONT YOU TO LEARN ). IN SOME COUNTRIES
    PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES DON’T DISTRIBUTE COLLOIDAL SILVER BECAUSE THEY KNOW
    THIS.

    THEY MAKE UP A STORY
    HOW COLLOIDAL SILVER IS TOXIC FOR HUMANS, OF COURSE ONE MORE LIE, AND WAY?
    BECAUSE NOT ONLY THAT COLLOIDAL SILVER REMOVES VIRUSES, AND BACTERIAS IT REMOVES AND CLEANS ORGANISM OF SO MANY OTHER
    THINKS WHICH CAN’T BE NUMBERED. IT ALSO KILLS CARIES BACTERIA! AND DOESN’T
    AFFECT GOOD BACTERIAS IN OUR ORGANISM! SO IT IS PERFECT CURE! IT IS VERY EASY TO MAKE COLLOIDAL SILVER AND
    TO USE IT TO PROTECT YOUR HALT FROM INVADING PATHOGENS. AND WHEN THEY TELL YOU
    THAT YOU HAVE ”HIV” THAT ACTUALLY MEANS THAT YOU HAVE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO THE
    PRESENCE OF THIS THREE COMPONENTS IN YOUR BLOOD. THIS COMPONENTS ARE ALL
    HARMLESS BUT WHEN THEY ARE TOGETHER THEY MAKE YOU SICK SO THERE IS NO
    “”HIV VIRUS DISEASE”” BUT SYNERGISM OF 3 VIRUSES. SO YOU
    SEE THE LOGIC WHY THEY WONT YOU TO KNOW THE TRUTH, BECAUSE IT IS STUPID, AND
    THATS WHY THEY MAKE STORIES LIKE ” HIV
    VIRUS” IS VERY VIRULENT OR IT HAS HIGH
    MUTATION RATE AND THATS WHY THERE IS NO CURE- ARE ACTUALLY ALL LIES TO DISTRACT YOUR ATTENTION FROM THE TRUTH.
    AND DAY ALWAYS TELL YOU LIKE IT IS ONE VIRUS! AND WAY IS SO STUPID? BECAUSE YOU
    CAN CURE IT VERY EASILY BY TREATING THIS COMPONENTS! YOU DON’T NEED THE
    “IMAGINARY HIV DOGS “” THIS IS ONLY A LIE THEY SELL. ALSO TO
    COVER UP MORE THEY LIES AND TO CONFUSE PEOPLE THEY NOW STARTED TO TELL THAT YOU
    CAN LIVE WITH HIV VERY LONG AND NOT DIE AND HAVE NORMAL LIFE! CAN YOU IMAGINE
    HOW SICK THOSE LIES ARE! THEY ARE SO BANAL AND IDIOTIC THAT YOU BECOME CONFUSE
    WITH THEM AND YOU THINK O THAT COULDN’T BE RIGHT IT IS TO EASY! AND THAT IS THE
    REAL TRUTH. THEY MAKE ALL SCENARIOS AND ADVERTISEMENT TO WASH YOUR BRAIN BECAUSE
    THEY HAVE MONEY TO DO THIS AND THEY WILL HAVE IT MORE IF YOU BELIEVE WHAT THEY
    SAYING. THIS KIND OF PEOPLE IS EMOTIONALLY VERY HANDICAPPED AND THEY ARE
    PATHOLOGICAL LIES. BUT I THINK YOU GOT THE LOGIC! SO KNOW YOU ARE PROTECTED!

    ALSO DID YOU KNOW THERE IS NO RNA OR DNA SEQUENCE OF
    “HIV” AND DO YOU KNOW WHY? OF COURSE IT IS BECAUSE IT IS 3 VIRUSES
    NOT ONE!

    ALL THIS INFORMATION YOU KNOW BECAUSE NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE CORRUPTED AND
    PSYCHOLOGICALLY DISRUPTED. AND BECAUSE OF THIS SMART PEOPLE YOU ARE SAFE TODAY FROM
    THE LIES ESPECIALLY LIES WHICH ARE IN THE BRANCHES THAT YOU ARE NOT MAYBE
    FAMILIAR WITH AND THAT’S WHY YOU COULD BE EASILY MANIPULATED BECAUSE YOU DON’T
    KNOW HOW THIS SPECIFIC THINKS ARE WORKING SO YOU ARE FORCED TO TRUST WHAT YOU
    HEAR, AND ALL WHAT YOU CAN HEAR ARE LIES

    SO YOUR GREATEST ENEMY IS HUMAN YOU THINK YOU CAN TRUST!

    ALSO PATIENT ARE CURED
    FROM THIS MULTIPLE VIRUS
    INFECTION (HIV) NOT ONLY WITH COLLOIDAL SILVER WHICH IS THE MOST EASIEST WAY,
    BUT ALSO YOU CAN TREAT TIS VIRUSES SEPARATELY, AND WHEN YOU REMOVE ONE
    COMPONENT FROM BLOOD THERE IS NO MORE DISEASE! WITH SILVER IS EASIER BECAUSE
    YOU DON’T NEED 3 SEPARATE MEDICINES AND YOU HAVE FARE MORE BENEFITS WITH
    SILVER.

    TO SUM UP.

    WE ARE GLOBALLY IN A VERY HARD TRANSITIONAL PERIOD IN HUMAN
    EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT AND THIS MENS THAT OUR SOCIETY IS VERY CORRUPTED IN A
    WAY THAT YOU CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE (BUT ONLY BECAUSE YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED WHAT YOU
    HEARD). THIS MEANS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT TRUST DOCTORS, BECAUSE THEY ARE LIKE
    POLITICIANS. POLITICIANS SELL YOU FOG IN THE FORM OF WORDS AND MEDICINE DO THIS
    TROUGH STORIES AND MEDICINES, SO NEATER OF THESE IS GOOD. YOU SHOULD NOT EVER
    RELAY ON THE OTHERS 100% ACTUALLY YOU
    CAN ONLY 1%! 99% OF YOUR THINKING
    SYSTEM SHOULD ALWAYS BE AWARE THAT STUPIDITY IS ALL AROUND YOU AND IT LIVES IN
    HUMANS, YOUR JOB IS TO BE ABOVE THIS AND
    TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND TO EDUCATE YOURSELF AND TO ASK QUESTIONS AND WHEN EVER
    YOU FIND SOMETHING WHAT IS NOT LOGICAL BUT YOU SEE IT IS HAPPENING TO BE AWARE
    THAT SOME MEDIA MANIPULATION AND PROPAGANDA IS PRESENT AND TO REALIZE HOW THEY
    MAKE MONEY WITH THOSE LIES.

  • a mom

    H1N1 back in Canada. Is my vaccination from 2009 going to protect me this round??
    What is your advise.