Crypto Futures & the Theranos Trial, Week 6


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A key FDA advisory committee unanimously recommended giving booster shots of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine to people ages 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans. Dr. Kavita Patel, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and former White House health policy director, breaks down the FDA’s debate over Covid-19 boosters. CNBC’s Scott Cohn provides an update on the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, on week six of what’s slated to be a 13-week trial. According to court testimony this week, the blood-testing start-up hired a dermatologist with no board certification in laboratory science or pathology to become the lab director. Bitcoin has climbed above $60,000 as traders expect U.S. regulators to clear the first bitcoin futures ETF. Plus, Virgin Galactic plans to delay spaceflights to next year as it refurbishes its vehicles.In this episode:Dr. Kavita Patel, @kavitapmdScott Cohn, @ScottCohnTVBecky Quick, @BeckyQuickAndrew Ross Sorkin, @andrewrsorkin