Hello, and welcome to Insider Healthcare. Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer is out. I'm Allison DeAngelis, your special guest author, and here's what's happening today in healthcare news:
- An exclusive look at an ex-Goldman partner's new healthcare startup;
- Four factors are fueling the 20-fold increase in COVID-19 cases in India;
- Albert Bourla's plan for a new, nimbler Pfizer set the stage for pandemic success.
See the pitch deck that an ex-Goldman partner and a public health doctor used to raise $8 million for a startup taking a new approach to fighting disease outbreaks
- The Public Health Company wants to help businesses and governments navigate public health crises.
- The startup plans to use data to help track viruses and make decisions about office openings.
- Venrock and Sweat Equity Ventures invested alongside Verily, Alphabet's secretive healthcare arm.
- India is in crisis: Hospitals are overloaded with patients amid a surge in coronavirus cases
- Rapidly spreading variants and social gatherings are fueling this outbreak, experts say.
- A slow vaccine rollout and ill-prepared healthcare system have made matters worse.
- Bourla has focused on building a trimmed-down, science-focused drug company since becoming CEO in 2019.
- The chief executive personally met with the scientists developing a COVID-19 vaccine, and told them not to worry about the cost.
- An analyst said what Pfizer has done during COVID-19 is "remarkable". It will also make the company $15 billion.
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- How blackouts, fires and a pandemic are driving shortages of pipette tips - and hobbling science (STAT)
- Confessions of pandemic homebuyers: 6 families open up about overpaying, losing bidding wars and settling for fixer-uppers in a bonkers housing market (Insider)
- Earth has been knocked off its axis over the last 25 years, changing the locations of its north and south poles (Insider)
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