Secondary Symptoms #2

Not So Fast

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Not So Fast

It’s going to take a while, but we find glimmers of hope. 

We speak to Guardian journalist Samanth Subramanian. He tells the story of one lab’s push for a COVID-19 vaccine, and the promising new technology they’re using. It just might revolutionize vaccine development. But don’t get too excited, because the fastest vaccine ever… well, it took about four years. 

While we wait, the US political system is going through a pretty radical transformation. Wired science journalist Adam Rogers highlights how states are forming regional alliances, threatening to create what he calls “a new cold civil war.” Plus, Rogers gives us an update on how academic publishing is changing during the pandemic. 

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Hosted by Gordon Katic and produced by Jay Cockburn, with music from Mike Barber. David Tobiasz is our production manager, and Polly Leger helped out with web and marketing.