Noah Baker, Amy Maxmen and Richard Van Noorden discuss the latest COVID-19 news.
In this episode:01:38 Trump vs the WHOPresident Trump has given the WHO an ultimatum in a tweet, threatening to pull out of the organisation within 30 days unless unclear demands are met. We discuss what this means for the pandemic, the USA and the future of international health cooperation.12:06 Where are we with vaccines?The first results from vaccine trials are in and they are encouraging, but scientists are still urging caution. We hear the lowdown on the types of vaccines being developed and what hope there is of rolling them out any time soon. News: Coronavirus vaccine trials have delivered their first results — but their promise is still unclearNews: The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guideNews: If a coronavirus vaccine arrives, can the world make enough?25:20 One good thingOur hosts pick out things that have made them smile in the last week, including hopeful antibody research, at-home sketch comedy and printable board games.News: Potent human antibodies could inspire a vaccine Video: Whiskers R we – SNL Video:The wild affordable world of 1 Player Print’n’Play Games Video:MORE of the Very Best Solitaire Print’n’Play GamesVideo: Marble run leagueVideo: BBC goals at home (Only available in the UK)30:04 The latest coronavirus research papersNoah Baker takes a look through some of the key coronavirus papers of the last few weeks.News: Coronavirus research updatesmedRxiv: Saliva is more sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 detection in COVID-19 patients than nasopharangel swabs Nature: Effect of non-pharmaceutical interventions to contain COVID-19 in ChinaScience: Changes in contact patterns shape the dynamics of the COVID-19 outbreak in ChinaNew England Journal of Medicine: Multiorgan and Renal Tropism of SARS-CoV-2Never miss an episode: Subscribe to the Nature Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast app. Head here for the Nature Podcast RSS feed.