On this episode of the Bill Bennett show, Bill spoke with Dr. John Curnutte to get his expert opinion on the current Covid-19 outbreak.

John Curnutte, M.D., Ph.D.

John has had an extensive career as a clinician, researcher and drug development executive, bringing industry-leading expertise in advancing novel therapies through research and development and treating patients in need. Most recently, he served as executive vice president of research and development for Portola Pharmaceuticals, where he worked as the lead executive officer for all R&D activities. Prior to joining Portola, John served as chief executive officer at 3-V Biosciences and as president of the Research Institute at Schering-Plough Biopharma, where he helped progress eight therapeutic candidates into development. He began his biopharmaceutical career at Genentech, where he oversaw their immunology discovery research program. John’s clinical and research experience includes appointments at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, University of Michigan Medical School, The Scripps Research Institute and Stanford University School of Medicine. He currently serves on the board of directors of Pliant Therapeutics.

John holds an A.B. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University and an M.D. and Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Harvard Medical School.

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  1. Dr.Guido Member

    Thanks for a great 48 minutes. When you touched on China it made me remember back almost 15 years ago to the day. I had just returned from my first trip to China. (we were in Wuhan on St.Patrick’s Day 2005 !) I wrote in to your radio show and you actually read my e-mail on the air in which I said ‘How much better are the Chinese people than is their government.’  I had been a Chinese linguist in the USAF and had been told I would never be allowed to go to China but I took a chance, applied for a Visa and was never prevented from going—I’ve been there a # of times since.

    Now, I can say that the people of Hong Kong may be my favorite people on the planet. When I was there at the time of the Umbrella Revolution 2013-14 I first heard small groups singing from Les Mis…”Can you hear the people sing, singing the songs of angry men...’ but no one believed me then….in last summer’s CRY FOR FREEDOM that song finally got MSM mention…Now they believe me.

    Great people. Great cause…they greatly need our support!

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    • April 6, 2020, at 10:59 PM PDT
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  2. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Agree Dr. Guido. Remember it is the Chinese Communist Party, not China, that we blame for this. By the way, are you as good looking as Cary Grant or ???

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    • April 9, 2020, at 7:45 AM PDT
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