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NIH to Issue Long-Term Covid-19 Research Grants Within Weeks

April 28, 2021, 7:16 PM

More than $1 billion worth of research grants will go out in the next three weeks to study the long-term effects of Covid-19, in what NIH Director Francis S. Collins described as an “unprecedented” effort to figure out why symptoms of the disease can linger for months and how to help patients.

“Long Covid and the people living with them can no longer be a hidden toll of the pandemic. We must bring them to the forefront of our fight against Covid-19,” Collins told the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s health panel Wednesday.

The grants follow up on a February ...