Who is Anthony Fauci emailing at 3 a.m.? Does the FDA leave legible tea leaves? And what’s it like to cover an international science scandal?
We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we discuss why it’s so hard to predict FDA decisions, and why the latest big deal in biotech left investors cold. Then, STAT Washington correspondent Nicholas Florko joins us for a dive into the thousands of emails from Anthony Fauci made public this week, complete with a top-five countdown of messages both impactful and absurd. Finally, longtime Associated Press medical reporter Marilynn Marchione retired last week, and she calls in to talk about the biggest stories of her career.