Greg Zuckerman joins TWiV to discuss his book that explores the race to produce COVID-19 vaccines, with insights into the companies, scientists, and executives involved and the rivalries, ambitions, ego, and a desire to save the world.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler
Guest: Greg Zuckerman
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Links for this episode
- A Shot to Save the World (Hardcover, Kindle) 1:28
- Letters read on TWiV 827 1:04:30, 1:27:13, 1:41:10
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
Weekly Picks 1:20:30
Dickson – Michael Palin
Kathy – Science News Centennial
Rich – Diverse variola virus (smallpox) strains were widespread in northern Europe in the Viking Age
Vincent – Evidence for somatic rearrangement of immunoglobulin genes (and commentary)
Matt – Clinical evidence that the pandemic from 1889 to 1891 commonly called the Russian flu might have been an earlier coronavirus pandemic
Brigitte – The Obscure Virus Club
Justin – Eddie Holmes wins Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees
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I’ve been told that when taking statins one should avoid grapefruit juice because it enhances the statins to troublesome levels. This goes along with what Dickson says.
This was a FANTASTIC interview. I ordered a copy of “A Shot…” within the first ten minutes.
So, so glad and appreciative that you had this discussion with the author. Could not have liked it more!