My grandfather was a general practitioner and surgeon in a small town in North Dakota, long before anything like ‘telemedicine’ existed. It was a sad fact that lives were lost for lack of ability to put physician and patient together in time. But, more positive outcomes were possible thanks to quarantines. My grandfather instructed my brothers, my cousins, and me about the importance of keeping those who were ill with highly contagious diseases like TB and measles strictly apart from others. Stories about houses with red “Quarantine” signs nailed to their front doors by the health department -- or by my grandfather himself since he oversaw that small department -- came back to me over the last few weeks. Achieving what we have against the coronavirus pandemic is due to effective public health measures, as well as 21st-century basic science and innovation, working more rapidly and in stronger partnership than ever before. All of this gives me great hope, reminding me of the words of previous Research!America Board Chair the Hon. Paul G. Rogers: “Without research, there is no hope.” We are working remotely, doing our part to assure the control and ultimate defeat and prevention of COVID-19. We know that you, our members and partners, are pledged to the same outcome, and we thank you for your hard work, your partnership in advocacy, and for your support.