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$1.5 Billion NIH Study to Look at Long-Term Effects of Covid-19

Feb. 23, 2021, 11:10 PM

The National Institutes of Health is undertaking a new project to study the long-term effects of Covid-19, agency Director Francis S. Collins said Tuesday.

“Through this initiative, we aim to learn more about how SARS-CoV-2 may lead to such widespread and lasting symptoms, and to develop ways to treat or prevent these conditions,” Collins said in a statement announcing the study.

“We believe that the insight we gain from this research will also enhance our knowledge of the basic biology of how humans recover from infection, and improve our understanding of other chronic post-viral syndromes and autoimmune diseases, as well...

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