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ASM, with the support of 35 fellow science organizations, issued a letter advising Congress to honor the scientific process in its investigation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Naming diseases after geographic locations can negatively impact entire communities and cultures, and is often misleading. WHO’s 2015 guidelines favor generic, symptom-based nomenclature that reduces misconceptions.
ASM strongly supports the inclusion of $1.75 billion for CDC’s Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) program as part of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s COVID-19 relief budget reconciliation package.