💊 Pfizer records $100 billion in revenue; The WHO creates a record of TB patients; The Indonesian transformation
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After strikes by nurses and ambulance workers in the UK didn't bring the government to the negotiating table, they have more strikes planned for next Monday. NHS Providers is calling it the worst disruption from walkouts yet. If you're in the UK and need an ambulance next Monday, you won't get one. But good news, even if you reached a nursing facility, you won't find a nurse. Strikes are also planned for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
In Vietnam, digihealth startup VinBrain is partnering with Microsoft to make AI-based healthcare more accessible. We get the feeling M3gan hasn't been released in Vietnam yet.
Pfizer's latest earnings numbers see it projecting a massive drop-off for revenue from Covid therapeutics which peaked at nearly $57 billion last year. As a reminder, the WHO's latest funding appeal seeks to raise $2.5 billion to help 339 million people. Pfizer's Covid earnings have propelled its overall numbers to the $100 billion mark. In celebration, Pfizer has cut 8 programs while reiterating that R&D is the lifeblood of the company.
And finally, meet the Dodo. A flightless bird native to New Zealand, it was hunted into extinction after predators entered its habitat where it had no predators before. However, the Dodo might get a redo if a "de-extinction" company gets its way. And it is putting in $150 million to bring the Dodo back to life. Because why not?