NIH recently released its updated Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research, available on the NIH COVID-19 website. Responses to a Request for Information helped inform this iteration, building on progress since the 2020 plan. The updated strategic plan highlights progress made in the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines, along with developing strategies on how to effectively provide these resources. It also directs NIH-supported research into:
- Investigating and treating the long-term health consequences of COVID-19;
- Understanding and responding to new SARS-CoV-2 variants;
- Understanding and engaging disproportionately impacted populations.