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Bullet policy · Sep 28, 2020

WHO, NASEM Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plans

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a preliminary framework for the global allocation of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. The plan is intended to guide policymakers at the global, regional, and national level in their allocation and prioritization decisions about vaccines.

Bullet policy, statements · Sep 28, 2020

Multisociety Letter Urging Rigorous Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Efficacy

As representatives of hundreds of thousands of scientists across the country, we write to urge you to adhere to stringent scientific and medical standards as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepares to assess the safety and efficacy of vaccine candidates that are currently in phase III clinical trials.
Bullet policy · Sep 28, 2020

NASEM - Biological Collections Need National Strategy, Increased Investment

According to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), biological collections - living and natural history specimens, biological materials, and data in museums, stock centers, research centers, and universities - are in need of long-term financial sustainability, digitization, recruitment and support of a diverse workforce, and infrastructure upgrades.

Bullet policy · Sep 14, 2020

USFWS Proposes Revisions to Critical Habitat Designations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has issued a new proposed rule that would modify the process of designating critical habitats under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If finalized, the new regulation could potentially shrink critical habitats, which are areas essential for recovery of a species.

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Bullet policy, statements · Sep 04, 2020

Joint Letter to NSF Urging Continued Support for Scientific Societies

As leaders of the nation's scientific societies, we stand ready to work with the National Science Foundation to address and surmount the challenges that COVID-19 poses to the research enterprise. We urge your continued support for the valuable programming we provide and encourage you to foster a culture of innovation in order to meet the short- and long-term needs of the scientific community