For more than a decade Elizabeth Holmes spun a dastardly bloodstained lie. She told the world she’d invented a medical miracle. It was a machine which, with a small drop of blood, could nearly immediately diagnose myriad health problems. Holmes pledged to revolutionise health care, and in doing so tricked many affluent investors. It led to her becoming a darling of Silicon Valley and an inspirational billionaire. But when whistle-blowers began questioning her claims, Holmes’ fairy tale, along with her company Theranos, was obliterated. Earlier in the year, Elizabeth Holmes was judged guilty of fraud. Now it is judgement day as she finds her penalty.
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