More than $162,000 for COVID-19 research at Johns Hopkins University

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Posted at 9:19 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 21:19:09-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Baltimore's congressional leaders announced an award for COVID-19 Research at Johns Hopkins University.

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen H.R. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) said, a $162,283 Rapid Research Response (RAPID) award will go to Johns Hopkins University to conduct research into the replication process of SARS-CoV-2.

Lawmakers said, the research will advance efforts to design effective therapies while guarding against the possibility of drug resistance through viral mutation.

“Federal investments in high-caliber research projects like this one are absolutely critical in order to save lives and to help our society move beyond this pandemic.”

The funding was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the National Science Foundation (NSF).