Russia's vaccine won't be in the US any time soon — A biotech VC's new approach to mental health — People who've had COVID might only need 1 shot

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We just found out more about how vaccines might impact transmission of the coronavirus. The vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford slowed transmission of the virus, according to new data that has not yet been peer-reviewed.

Plus, some pharma M&A news for you — Jazz Pharmaceuticals is acquiring GW Pharma, the company that got the first cannabis-based drug approved by the FDA in 2018.

Also in healthcare news: Russia's vaccine won't be available in the US or UK any time soon, a VC firm that's backed major biotech companies is taking a new approach to mental health, and our first indications that people who've already had COVID-19 might only need one dose of vaccine

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund

The leader of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine program says the shot won't be available in the US or UK any time soon

Read the full story from Andrew Dunn here>>

Robert Nelsen Arch Venture Partners

The biotech venture firm behind Juno and Grail is taking a new approach to tackle mental health

Read the full story from Allison DeAngelis here>>

vaccine healthcare workers us

People who had COVID-19 may develop 10 times more antibodies after a single vaccine dose — a sign they might only need one shot

Read the full story from Aria Bendix here>>

More stories we're reading:

A little programming note! We're going through a little bit of a rebranding here. We'll still have the same great healthcare dispatches you know and love, our website will just have a slightly different name (Insider, rather than Business Insider).

You can read all about the evolution and the name-change here>> 

- Lydia


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