Is AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine in jeopardy? Why can’t politicians and scientists in Washington get along? Did you miss STAT’s first-ever Health Tech Summit?
We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we’ll break down the big news of the week: the global pause on AstraZeneca’s Phase 3 trials of its Covid-19 vaccine due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a participant in the U.K. Then, STAT’s Lev Facher joins us for an update on the charged politics of the Covid-19 response. Lastly, we’ll highlight three top moments from STAT’s inaugural Health Tech Summit, which took place virtually this week.
For more on what we cover, here’s STAT’s scoop on the suspension of the AstraZeneca clinical trials, plus an exclusive follow-up on what AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot told investors on a private conference call. Here’s STAT’s story on “The Pledge” made by Covid-19 vaccine developers to push back against political pressure, and some distressing polling on Americans distrust for the public health agencies battling the coronavirus pandemic.
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