What's next for COVID-19 vaccines


With what happened Wednesday at the US Capitol, it's hard to think about healthcare news. If you're just catching up: a joint session of Congress worked into the early morning hours to certify president-elect Joe Biden's victory, hours after a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol.

Meanwhile, today's healthcare news: the healthcare roles big tech is hiring for in 2021 (with lots of hints at what's ahead for Verily/Amazon/Apple), what comes next for COVID-19 vaccines, and inside the downfall of Haven. 

We analyzed the open healthcare jobs at big tech firms like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Verily. They reveal expansion plans and new priorities as tech giants push into the industry.

  • Big tech companies are gearing up to make a lot of healthcare hires.
  • Some of the postings hint at expansions and new focus areas for Verily, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Care, Alphabet's Calico, and Apple.
  • It's indicative of tech giants' continued push into the $3.8 trillion healthcare industry.

Read the full story from Blake Dodge here>>

What's coming next for COVID-19 vaccines? Here's the latest on 9 leading programs, after Pfizer and Moderna.

  • Two coronavirus vaccines are now authorized for emergency use in the US.
  • Other shots have gained the OK in foreign countries.
  • The world will need multiple safe and effective vaccines to immunize the world's population against this pandemic.
  • Here's the latest on 11 frontrunners, including Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca, as well as top Chinese, Canadian, and Russian vaccines.

Read the full timeline from Andrew Dunn here>>

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Inside Haven's downfall: How Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett set their healthcare venture up for failure

  • Haven, Amazon's health venture with JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway, is disbanding.
  • Details about Haven have been few and far between ever since it was announced in 2018. It started without a clear mandate from the founding companies and never landed on one.
  • The venture's failure is coming at a shock to an industry that thought it could be transformational.
  • Business Insider tracked out Haven's three-year struggle to find a voice in healthcare before disbanding.

Read the full story from Blake Dodge here>> 

More stories we're reading:

  • A Q&A with former Haven CEO Dr. Atul Gawande from shortly before the venture disbanded (Fast Company) 
  • CDC: With nearly 5 million Americans vaccinated, just 29 have had confirmed allergic reactions (Business Insider)
  • I missed the warning signs of congestive heart failure because I was so busy and stressed. Here's what I hope other working moms can learn from my example. (Business Insider)
  • UnitedHealth Group is buying Change Healthcare in a $8 billion deal (Bloomberg)

– Lydia

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