TWiV 827: A shot to save the world with Greg Zuckerman

November 7, 2021

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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3 comments on “TWiV 827: A shot to save the world with Greg Zuckerman

  1. 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.

  2. FunnyDiva Nov 10, 2021

    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!