Solve joined a coalition of more than 80 clinicians, researchers, RECOVER PIs, and patient and disability organizations in sending an open letter to President Biden urging him to address the crisis of infection-associated chronic conditions (IACCs), including ME/CFS and Long Covid, in his FY25 budget.
The current steps taken by the Administration are insufficient to mitigate the devastating impact of Long COVID & other IACCs. NIH budgets have been silent on future funding for Long Covid research, and there hasn’t been enough focus on providing care and a comprehensive social safety net. Budgets are statements of values, and we need the President to demonstrate that he values the lives of the tens of millions of people with IACCs, as well as those at higher risk of developing these conditions.
Solve Vice President of Advocacy and Engagement Emily Taylor noted, “We are so pleased to join our colleagues from around the country to call on President Biden to continue meaningful investment in Covid and post-infection illnesses as part of the FY 25 budget. If our government fails to continue post-infection disease research investments, we risk losing critical progress that we have already made.”
Read the letter here.
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