What We’re Doing on the Coronavirus

Published Mar 18, 2020 Updated Dec 22, 2020

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is mobilizing our experts, scientists, and supporters to support a science-based response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Our role

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We’re working to ensure that decision-makers follow the best available science—and that government scientists and public health experts aren’t muzzled, censored, or sidelined.

We’re fighting for a fair and just response to the pandemic, and pushing to create a more just and equitable post-pandemic world.

Together with our supporters, we're doing everything we can to help reduce COVID-19 sickness, death, and disruption—and make a meaningful difference in these most difficult of times.

For the latest updates and insights from our experts, read our blog series on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. You can also take action and access more resources below.

Resources

Please always follow the guidance of your physician and local authorities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Public Health Association also offer reliable information.

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Let the Scientists Speak

In its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House has pushed experts out of the process and delivered inaccurate and contradictory messages—leaving the US public less informed about the risks we face.
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Voting and COVID-19

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