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IDSA Submits Comments on NIH COVID-19 Research Plan

In a Dec. 7 letter to National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, on the agency’s Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research, IDSA President Barbara Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA, calls for cross-cutting strategies and increased support for infectious diseases physician scientists. The letter calls for research priorities to expand knowledge of the virus that causes COVID-19 and the disease itself; develop advanced tools to detect, treat and prevent the virus; and increase investments in research to understand and address disparate impacts of the pandemic on Black, Native American and Latinx communities.

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