Janet Woodcock and Francis Collins dish on lessons learned from the pandemic
With almost 550,000 Covid-19 deaths in the US, it might seem hard to fathom any silver linings from such a tragedy. But NIH director Francis Collins and FDA acting commissioner Janet Woodcock did their best on Wednesday to explain what they’ve seen and learned and what the country needs to do to prepare for the next pandemic.
For Woodcock, who led the therapeutics side of Operation Warp Speed before returning to lead the FDA, Covid-19 clinical trial inefficiencies and a dearth of community-based research infrastructure sit atop her list.
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