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Can we prevent the next Covid-19? Has the CDC become too cautious? And how many sensors should be worn to bed?

We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, our colleague Helen Branswell joins us to discuss where the world went wrong with Covid-19 and how to prepare for the next pandemic. Next, STAT D.C. correspondent Nicholas Florko calls in to talk about the public health experts who believe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been too sluggish and conservative in recent months. Finally, our colleague Nick St. Fleur joins to recap this week’s STAT Health Tech Summit, which featured some boisterous CEOs, ambitious startups, and promising technologies.

For more on what we cover, here’s the WHO news; here’s more on the CDC; here’s where you can catch up with the STAT Health Tech Summit; here’s where you can subscribe to the First Opinion Podcast; and here’s our complete coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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