What We’re Doing on the Coronavirus

Published Mar 18, 2020 Updated Feb 1, 2022

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is supporting a science-based response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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We’re working to ensure that decision-makers follow the best available science and listen to the guidance and recommendations of government scientists and public health experts.

We’re watching and calling out elected officials and state governments when they censor, manipulate, or suppress pandemic-related data and evidence.

And we’re highlighting the inequities of the US response to date, which has repeatedly failed to protect the most vulnerable. Our goal is to help move the country forward toward a more just and equitable post-pandemic world.

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.


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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