Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I’m Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:

We found the 20 people you need to know working on healthcare at Google after it dismantled Google Health;

A biotech presses FDA to approves its ALS drug;

What real-world data tells us about your chances of dying from COVID-19 after vaccination.

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From left to right: Shwetak Patel, Aashima Gupta, James Park, and Karen DeSalvo

Meet the 20 people leading Google’s most promising health bets as the company overhauls its plan to take on healthcare

Google is going after the healthcare industry, but it’s taking a new strategy.
The search giant dismantled its health group and is scattering those projects across the company.

Here are the 20 people working on Google’s biggest healthcare projects>>

Amylyx co CEOs Josh Cohen and Justin Klee

Two of biotechs youngest execs are pressing the FDA to approve their promising drug for a fatal brain disease

Amylyx has developed a drug for ALS that could slow down the disease and extend patients’ lives.
The biotech will now file for approval, following new guidance from the FDA
The FDA had asked Amylyx for more data, but reversed course shortly after approving a controversial Alzheimer’s drug.

Get the full story>>

A NHS vaccinator prepares to administer the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to a member of public at a vaccination centre in London.

  Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Championship contenders prepare for respectful fight on track

Getting fully vaccinated massively reduces your chance of dying from COVID-19, a new real-world study suggests

COVID-19 accounted for 0.8% of deaths among fully vaccinated people in England, data shows.
In unvaccinated people, COVID-19 accounted for 37% of deaths in the same period.
The data is more evidence that vaccines significantly reduce the chance of dying from COVID-19.

Find out more>>

More stories we’re reading:

The US ranks second highest among high-income countries in terms of vaccine hesitancy, one chart shows (Insider)

A man who called himself a “concerned citizen” at Elizabeth Holmes’ trial turned out to be the father of her partner (NPR)

Newly revealed documents show Gopuff is pushing into healthcare and testing a pharmacy in Philadelphia that delivers prescriptions in less than an hour (Insider)

A new arm amputation procedure could make “phantom” hands seem real (Stat News)

– Lydia

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