A Shot to Save The World — Gregory Zuckerman
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A group of unlikely researchers saved millions of lives when they developed the COVID-19 vaccine. But their stories were lost in the shuffle … until now. Award-winning journalist Gregory Zuckerman shares their full journey in his latest book. And in this episode, he discusses the science behind the vaccines, the companies that raced to develop them, and the future of the virus with host Charles Mizrahi.

Topics Discussed:

  • An Introduction to Gregory Zuckerman (00:00:00)
  • The Innovative Disruptor (00:06:47)
  • Re-writing the Script (00:11:21)
  • Unlikely Characters Save the Day (00:17:16)
  • Moderna Rises to the Challenge (00:28:54)
  • Skeptics & Politics (00:35:28)
  • A Sea Change in Development (00:44:05)
  • The Future of COVID-19 (00:50:14)

Guest Bio:

Gregory Zuckerman is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. In addition to being a special writer for The Wall Street Journal and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, Zuckerman has written several books that span business and science. His latest book (below) describes the race to develop a vaccine that would save the world.

Resources Mentioned:

·  A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

·  The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History

·  The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

·  The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simmons Launched the Quant Revolution




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