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How long do Covid-19 vaccines last? Who should get them first? And when will we have more?

We discuss all that and more on 2020’s last episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we take a deep dive into the data supporting Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine ahead of its impending emergency authorization from the FDA. Then, STAT’s Helen Branswell joins us to talk about the next phase of the pandemic, the challenges of rolling out vaccines, and the most surprising twist of 2020. Finally, we embark one final lightning round, offering some hot takes, burning questions, and questionable predictions for 2021.


For more on what we cover, here’s the news on Moderna’s vaccine; here’s more on the distribution process; and here’s our complete coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

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