Disparities are popping up in the vaccine push
Boy, what a week. As I sat down to write my first weekly recap of
This week, we tracked updates on the vaccine race and now rollout as we head into 2021, got an inside look at the downfall of the Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan joint venture, and took a look at Big Tech's healthcare hiring plans.
Shelby Livingston has been keeping tabs with primary-care chains to see how they're getting ready to distribute vaccines. For now, that means investing in freezers and educating patients while they wait for shots. Shelby looked through state data as well, and found that among the shots that are being distributed, most are going to white people. That stands in contrast with the pandemic, which has disproportionately hit communities of color.
Meanwhile, in her first byline for Business Insider, Kelly details how drug companies are set to sell $40 billion worth of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021.You can read the full rundown of what Wall Street analysts expect here.
More shots from other drugmakers are on their way. We'll likely get data from Johnson & Johnson's vaccine in January, and an authorization could come in February.
Andrew has the full timeline of what to expect from COVID-19 vaccines in 2021.
If you can believe it, it was one of the first official signs that Amazon was getting into healthcare.Fast forward three years, and the venture, titled
Inside Haven's downfall: How Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett set their healthcare venture up for failure
After a big funding year for
As part of our reporting on investor predictions for the year ahead,
Blake pored over job listings at places like Apple, Amazon and Google to find out who's hiring for what. Some listings that caught my eye:
- Verily's hiring for a home care program for infants.
- Amazon is hiring lab managers and scientists as part of its coronavirus testing strategy.
Here are dozens of 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.We'll be tuning into the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference next week. I for one will be curious to see how one of the biggest events in the healthcare industry unfolds virtually.
What are you expecting to hear coming out of the conference? How are you marking the occasion, if not with sprints up and down San Francisco's hills? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can reach the entire healthcare team at email@example.com.- Lydia
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