Brendan Borrell: The Race for the COVID Vaccines

In our first episode for 2022, John speaks with American science correspondent and author Brendan Borrell on the race to produce the COVID vaccines.

Brendan has recently released his book on this topic, The First Shots: The Epic Rivalries & Heroic Science behind the race to the Corona Virus Vaccines. Did the West win the race for the vaccines? Did competition between big pharma companies drive development? How practical were the Chinese and Russian approaches? Was the Trump administration as clueless as it appeared? And is media reporting well managed during the pandemic?

Join us for this comprehensive breakdown of how we got where we did regarding vaccine development, looking at this critical development's heroic and not-so-heroic aspects.

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