STAT April 11, 2024
Isabella Cueto

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders is pushing for a long Covid “moonshot.” He released a draft legislative proposal this week, a follow up to a milestone hearing in January that sounded the alarm on long Covid as a pressing public health crisis.

The pitch calls for $10 billion in mandatory funding over the next decade to establish a new long Covid research program at the National Institutes of Health. This money — $1 billion per year — would be in addition to, and more secure than, the funding recently set aside to continue the RECOVER trial. While the proposal is still in its early stages in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions which the Vermont senator chairs, it...

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