Grilling Scott Gottlieb on burgers, drugs, and a post-pandemic summer

Memorial Day weekend is around the corner, which means summer is finally here. Ahead of the holiday, we spoke to Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and self-appointed czar of the American grill, to discuss the proper temperature of a backyard burger, the future of the agency he used to run, and why the origins of SARS-CoV-2 are important for science.

This conversation has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.

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