Can pharma get along post-pandemic? How will we know when the Covid-19 crisis is over? And is it OK to feel optimistic?
We discuss all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we discuss Merck’s decision to help Johnson & Johnson manufacture vaccine doses and whether it’ll be a turning point for the drug industry or a relic of Covid-19 history. Then, as we near the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, STAT’s Andrew Joseph joins us to explain what experts think is in store in the months and years to come. Finally, Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, joins us to explain why he’s optimistic about summer 2021.