1. Watch and review a TWiV episode #698
#698 COVID-19 clinical update #42 with Dr. Daniel Griffin
a. What were the primary topics of this TWiV episode? What guest scientist/s was/were on this episode (if any)? What are articles or pre-prints were discussed in this episode?
b. What did you find most interesting about this TWiV episode?
c. List 4-5 keywords or topic phrases that best fit this TWiV episode.
2. Read and review/comment on a peer-reviewed article related to SARS-CoV-2
“Structure of the SARS-CoV-2 spike receptor-binding domain bound to the ACE2 receptor”
a. Briefly summarize the most important points of this article. 4 – 5 sentences.
b. Why did you choose to review this article? Why was the topic exciting to you?
c. What follow-up experiments or studies would you perform next based on what you learned in the paper?
Imagine a scenario where you are talking with a friend, colleague or family member about issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Or you are making a PSA (public service announcement) for your community. Pick one of the following scenarios:
A) provide some information and support to encourage someone who is vaccine hesitant to get the vaccine for SARS-CoV-2;
B) explain to someone why it is important to wear a mask, physical distance, and avoid crowded indoor spaces;
C) explain to someone why it is important to test, trace, and quarantine to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2;
D) explain the meaning and significance and how the following values are calculated, R0-value, R-value, case fatality rate, infection rate, and community positive test rate. In all cases, provide the sources of data you are using to make your argument.
Question #1 a, b, c
Question #2 a,b, c
Question #3 pick only one scenario a, b, c, or d.
In all cases, provide the sources of data you are using to make your argument.
Cite your source