Patient Advocates Tell Congress More NIH Long COVID Funding Needed

By Jessica Karins / May 22, 2024 at 1:18 PM
Long COVID patient advocates plan to attend a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday (May 23) on the NIH budget to call for more funding of treatments and cures for patients with lingering symptoms following COVID-19 infection. The organizations Long COVID Campaign, Long COVID Moonshot and Patient Led Research Collaborative are asking Congress to appropriate at least $1.2 billion in fiscal 2025 for long COVID research at the National Institutes of Health. Senate health committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has proposed...

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