Southwest Stuck at the Gate; Biotech’s Breakthroughs: The Covid Pill


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Merck and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have asked the FDA to approve their Covid-19 antiviral pill molnupiravir for emergency use. It’s only the latest in a stream of biotech innovation this year; Dr. Christiana Bardon, co-managing partner of one of the world’s largest biotech investment firms MPM BioImpact Capital, discusses the sector’s opportunities for portfolios and public health right now. The global energy crisis has sent crude oil to over $80 a barrel, and vice chairman of IHS Markit Dan Yergin says its coming for politicians in Washington, D.C. Plus, Southwest Airlines faces a tough day on Wall Street after mass cancelations over the weekend, and William Shatner is going to space--at the young age of 90. In this episode:Dr. Christiana Bardon, @MPMCapitalDan Yergin, @DanielYerginJoe Kernen, @JoeSquawkBecky Quick, @BeckyQuick