Healthcare VCs share their 2021 predictions

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Today in healthcare news: VCs share their 2021 predictions with us, Verily reshuffles its leadership team, and what we know about the new coronavirus strain in the UK.

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29 top VCs share their best 2021 healthcare predictions, from a surge in startups addressing where medicine falls short to a big year for digital health IPOsRead all of the predictions here>>

Google sister company Verily opens coronavirus testing sites in the Bay Area.

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Verily is hitting the reset button on its leadership after a turbulent 2020 filled with departures and employee exhaustion amid its battle against the pandemic

Read the full story from Hugh Langley and Blake Dodge here>>

A sign on England’s M56 motorway informs drivers that all routes into France are closed on December 21, 2020.

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A new coronavirus strain surging to dominance in the UK appears to spread faster despite lockdowns, prompting panic and a wave of border closuresThe UK government imposed harsher restrictions on millions of people this weekend, warning of a mutated coronavirus strain that appears to infect people more easily.Multiple countries also moved quickly to block travel from the UK, expressing concern over the new strain.Experts say the situation is worrying and needs to be closely monitored, but they added that this strain didn’t appear to be deadlier.They also say it’s likely that vaccines will still be effective against the new strain.Read the full story from Sinéad Baker here>>More stories we’re reading: 

This will be your last Insider Healthcare daily update for 2020! We’ll be back in your inbox on the 31st with a little note to close out the year, but in the meantime, be sure to tell your friends and colleagues to subscribe for what is sure to be an eventful 2021.- Lydia 

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