Ebo­la! Zi­ka! ATM! In­ovio CEO Kim called out for gam­ing pan­dem­ic pan­ic


“You seem to be John­ny-on-the-spot when it comes to in­fec­tious dis­eases. When­ev­er some­thing pops up it seems In­ovio comes back in­to the news” and says its work­ing on a vac­cine.

That com­ment from CN­BC’s Melis­sa Lee set the stage for an un­usu­al­ly blunt in­ter­view with In­ovio ($INO) CEO Joseph Kim, with her col­league Meg Tir­rell jump­ing in with a se­ries of tough ques­tions.

The two CN­BC re­porters were all busi­ness in the in­ter­view, high­light­ing In­ovio’s habit of scram­bling on­to every pan­dem­ic wag­on that gets rolling and is­su­ing a string of bull­ish pro­jec­tions about lead­ing the race for a new vac­cine—all while rais­ing more cash from in­vestors.

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