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How do we measure whether Covid-19 vaccines work? What does Joe Biden think of the drug industry? And does Anthony Fauci think about retirement?

We discuss all that and more on this week’s episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we dig into the implications of the latest Covid-19 vaccine trial results from Moderna and Pfizer. Then STAT Washington correspondent Lev Facher joins us for a look at what’s to come in health and medicine under President-elect Biden. Finally, our colleague Matt Herper calls in to share some of the most memorable moments from this week’s STAT Summit.


For more on what we cover, here’s the latest on Pfizer’s vaccine; here’s Moderna’s most recent data; here’s more on the Biden transition; here’s where you can find STAT Summit coverage; and here’s our complete coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

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