What We’re Doing on the Coronavirus

Published Mar 18, 2020 Updated Oct 19, 2020

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is mobilizing our experts, scientists, and supporters to demand 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 also assessing the implications of the coronavirus for the range of issues we work on, including climate action, energy, transportation, agriculture, global security, and voting, elections, and the census.

Together with our supporters, we are working to 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 below, or access more resources at the bottom of this page.


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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