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How soon will we get a Covid-19 vaccine? Why is biotech moving airline stocks? And what can we learn from 1860s science?

We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we talk to Kate Bingham, the venture capitalist who is leading the U.K.’s effort to speed up the development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Then, CNBC senior health and science reporter Meg Tirrell joins us to talk about covering the Covid-19 crisis and what to watch for next. Finally, STAT’s Elizabeth Cooney calls in to share a DNA detective story that pairs cutting-edge science with Civil War-era vaccines.


For more on what we cover, here’s the latest in STAT’s coronavirus coverage, and here’s the story on Civil War vaccination kits.

We’ll be back next Thursday evening — and every Thursday evening — so be sure to sign up on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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