Liberty Journal

Ain’t about the disease. Only 1.8% of the $42 billion NIH 2020 budget was spent on clinical research on COVID-19

It is about what it does for them.

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University found a miniscule amount of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget in 2020 went to clinical research on COVID-19.

Only 1.8% of the $42 billion NIH budget last year was spent on clinical research on COVID-19, according to the researchers. In total, 5.7% was spent on COVID-19 research generally, and a vast majority of the spending didn’t take place until the pandemic was well underway.

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