Time is running out for research relief


This week, the Senate is expected to pass and the President to sign a temporary “Continuing Resolution” (CR) to maintain the Fiscal Year 20 budget through December 11.  Negotiations reportedly continue on an emergency spending bill to address the destructive impact of COVID-19 on individuals, small businesses, and communities across our nation.  COVID-19 has also undermined U.S. priorities, including medical progress, which has been set back by the corrosive effects of the pandemic on lab productivity, clinical trials, and the education and career paths of promising young researchers.

There is still time to convince Congress and the President to agree on an emergency spending package that responds to the needs of Americans and restores desperately needed medical progress.

Use this editable action alert to make the case for passing an emergency spending bill that includes at least $26 billion in emergency research relief for stalled science at universities and other research institutions across the US.

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Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco