What can the adult film industry teach us about fighting coronavirus? Does the FDA approve Zoom backgrounds? And is it ethical to fund a study of yourself?

We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, STAT Washington correspondent Lev Facher dials in to discuss the emergence of Covid-19 within the White House, senatorial social distancing, and the latest whistleblower drama. Then, STAT contributor Usha Lee McFarling joins us to talk about how public health officials can learn from the porn industry about safety in the Covid-19 era. Finally, STAT’s Sharon Begley calls in to discuss a years-in-the-making story about an audacious new attempt to treat Parkinson’s disease.

For more on what we cover, here’s the latest in STAT’s coronavirus coverage; here’s the story on track and trace in pornography; and here’s more on the groundbreaking Parkinson’s surgery.

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