What you need to know about J&J’s coronavirus vaccine


Yesterday was a big day in vaccine news. We learned more about how well Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine works and how safe it is. And we also learned that Moderna has a plan for tackling variants. That includes a new shot it’s sending to NIH for testing.  

Here’s a look at how J&J’s shot compares to Pfizer’s and Moderna’s>>

Also in healthcare news: What happened to Comcast Ventures, a onetime healthcare startup kingmaker, the companies gene therapy leaders may need to help fix safety issues, and Devoted Health quietly raised $380 million in 2020

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Comcast sign logo in the wall of a building at Universal Studios.

Comcast Ventures was once a kingmaker for healthcare benefits startups. Then its team fell apart.

Read the full story from Megan Hernbroth here>>

A dispensing chemist prepares drugs for a chemotherapy treatment in a sterile room at Antoine-Lacassagne Cancer Centre.

Gene therapy leaders may need M&A to solve their safety issues. Here are the 8 companies analysts are watching.

Read the full list from Allison DeAngelis here>>

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Devoted Health co-founder and executive chairman Todd Park.

Devoted Health quietly raised $380 million to gear up for fierce competition in the red-hot health-plan market for older people

Read the full scoop from Blake Dodge and Shelby Livingston here>>

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