Helping those affected by the coronavirus

America ’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to developing solutions to help diagnose and treat those with COVID-19, a novel strain of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. In addition to applying theirscientific expertise to find ways to diagnose, treat and prevent infections from the virus, the biopharmaceutical industry is providing financial support and in-kind donations to organizations and collaborating with U.S., Chinese and global health authorities to combat this global public health emergency.
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On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act,” the largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history to address economic impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. President Trump signed the measure on the same day. The $2 trillion stimulus package includes economic relief measures to help individuals, small businesses, and “severely distressed” industry sectors deal with the impacts of the outbreak. Funds are also provided to support coronavirus-related research. The legislation provides $4.3 billion to the Centers for Dis...
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Non-profit organizations, including scientific organizations, are eligible for some of the economic measures included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted on March 27, 2020. On March 12, 2020, AIBS requested that congressional leaders include scientific societies and organizations in economic measures crafted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Provisions for 501(c)(3) and other nonprofit organizations in the economic stimulus package include emergency small business loans of up to $10 million to help maintain operations and employee retention payroll tax credits to employers that ha...
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The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) within the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be holding a series of four BIO-wide virtual office hours where the research community is invited to share concerns, ask questions, or offer suggestions on how the agency can do more to address the national emergency and mitigate the longer-term harm of COVID-19 on U.S. research and training. Sessions will be held at 4:00 PM EDT on Monday, March 30; 3:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 31; 2:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, April 1; and 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday, April 2. Representatives from across BIO will be in attendance during each session....
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A group of 100 research societies, professional organizations, and universities has urged President Trump to lift the ban on federally funded research using human fetal tissue in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The groups argued that the restrictions would delay medical research that could lead to new treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. The letter reads, in part: “The world is facing an unprecedented public health threat that, by some estimates, could claim the lives of over a million Americans. While there are promising treatments in development, we will not know whether these treatments are safe and ...
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The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and Oxford University Press (OUP) have made all coronavirus-related articles published in BioScience freely available. Relevant articles from other journals published by OUP are also available in the collection ( As new articles are published, they will be added to this collection. This content is being made freely available in the PubMed Central and World Health Organization databases, with no restrictions on reuse or text- and data-mining.      
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[El desafío de comunicar y controlar la epidemia por coronavirus]. Biomedica. 2020 Mar 01;40(1):11-13 Authors: Moreno-Montoya J PMID: 32220158 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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German researchers studying how lockdown restrictions could be lifted for some peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Immunity passports” for key workers could be a way of getting people who have had coronavirus back into the workforce more quickly, scientists and politicians in the UK have suggested.Researchers in Germany are currently preparing a mass study into how many people are already immune to the Covid-19 virus, allowing authorities to eventually issue passes to exclude workers from restrictive measures currently in place.Continue reading...
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ONS to publish additional data but chief medical officer doesn ’t expect a large increase in reported deathsCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe reported death toll from coronavirus in the UK is set to increase beyond the NHS ’s daily tally on Tuesday when fatalities outside of hospitals are counted for the first time.Figures from NHS and Public Health England ’s have so far been the key barometer of the impact of the virus but they have not included any deaths in homes, care homes and other non-hospital settings. Daily figures for Monday showed a rise in the UK death t...
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Hello, I was originally planning to present a poster at a conference that has been cancelled due to concerns with coronavirus. Was curious what people's suggestions were regarding the CV. Would it be inappropriate to still include the abstract on my CV for that conference even though it has been cancelled?
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