*The Messenger*

The author is Peter Loftus, and the subtitle is Moderna, the Vaccine, and the Business Gamble That Changed the World.  An excellent book, here is one very short excerpt:

The FDA usually follows a rigid process of interacting with the drug companies it regulates.  Normally, it can take months for a company to schedule an in-person meeting with the FDA.

Culture dies hard, here is Alex on the Invisible Graveyard.  And this:

…Moderna executives expressed confidence they could hit the enrollment targets without significantly slowing down overall enrollment.  But Fauci and Slaoui said they actually wanted Moderna to slow down overall enrollment in order to ensure they enrolled more minorities.

The book estimates the delay here at three weeks — how many lives was that in winter of 2020/2021?


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