Listen: Covid vaccines for the youngest kids, ASCO preview, & a biotech CEO’s arrest on murder charges

Covid vaccines for the youngest kids are up for review, but which jab — Moderna or Pfizer — will parents choose? What’s on tap for ASCO, the biggest cancer research conference of the year? And a biotech CEO has been arrested in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme.

We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we chat about the latest news in the life sciences, including a preview of the American Society for Clinical Oncology annual meeting, a biotech analyst’s speculative picks for a new Biogen CEO, the arrest of Enochian Biosciences CEO on murder charges, and mounting concerns about Covid rebound following treatment with Paxlovid. Then, we’re joined by emergency department physician and parent Jeremy Faust to discuss his take on the Covid vaccine data for children under 5.

For more on what we cover, here’s more on vaccines for children under 5; here’s where you can sign up for the ASCO in 30 newsletter; here’s where you can find episodes of Color Code; here’s where you can subscribe to the First Opinion Podcast; and here’s our complete coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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Source: STAT