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Why did the U.S. change its tune on coronavirus? What’s it like to be an ICU nurse right now? And when are we getting a vaccine?

We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. We are practicing social distancing to bring you an update on the coronavirus pandemic. First, our STAT colleague Helen Branswell joins us to take stock of the U.S.’s evolving response to the outbreak and the many predictions as to how it will play out. Then, we talk to Stephanie Bandyk, an ICU nurse at a hospital in Seattle that has been hit hard by coronavirus. Finally, we discuss some of the treatments and vaccines in development for the infection, delving into the underlying science and the studies yet to be done.


For more on what we cover, here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak.

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