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Hello,

Today in healthcare news: coronavirus shots are still a long ways off, these top VCs are going all in on digital health, and the RNC’s covert mask purchasing.

I’m your host of today’s Dispensed Daily, Blake Dodge. I joined the healthcare team on March 16 and cover health-tech and coronavirus testing. 


FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia on Thursday July 16, 2020, of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

In this March 16, 2020 photo, a subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for the coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle.

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Don’t hold your breath for a coronavirus vaccine. Here are the 7 biggest challenges we still need to overcome.

Read the full story from Andrew Dunn and Aylin Woodward here>>


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DispatchHealth workers respond to a house call.

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Investors just poured $5.8 billion into startups in the hottest part of healthcare. Here are the 5 top venture capital firms making the most digital-health bets.

Read the full story from Blake Dodge here>> 


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President Donald Trump tours a Honeywell factory producing N95 masks, in Phoenix, May 5, 2020.

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Republican Party officials hid COVID-19 mask purchases by labeling them ‘building maintenance’ in federal disclosures

Read the full story from Dave Levinthal here>>


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