TWiV 890: Looking into a booster crystal ball

Apr 17, 2022

April 17, 2022

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.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker

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Links for this episode

  • What next for COVID-19 boosters? (NEJM)
  • Boosting with historical or variant mRNA vaccines (Cell)
  • Vaccination-infection interval determines antibody breadth (Cell Med)
  • Letters read on TWiV 890
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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