A health tech mega-deal & a Twitter vaccine debate

A health tech mega-deal & a Twitter vaccine debate

Does the way forward for well being tech appear like Fb? Can we reduce corners with Covid-19 vaccines? And are journalists slowing down Operation Warp Velocity?

We talk about all that and extra this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we discuss concerning the implications of an enormous acquisition in well being tech that may merge a telemedicine supplier with a diabetes teaching firm. Then, Johns Hopkins scientist Steven Salzberg calls in to debate his whirlwind week on the Web after a weblog put up on Covid-19 vaccines grew to become a lightning rod. Lastly, we delve into simply how a lot these vaccines may cost and whether or not nosy journalists are making the method take longer than it in any other case would.

For extra on what we cowl, right here’s the Teladoc-Livongo news; right here’s Salzberg’s column and the walkback; and right here’s the Health and Human Services podcast.

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