The 2020 Lasker Awards and the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 20, 2020, Vol 324, No. 15, Pages 1483-1580


The 2020 Lasker Awards and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Joseph L. Goldstein, MD
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JAMA. 2020;324(15):1497-1498. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.17056
In this Viewpoint, the chair of the 2020 Lasker Medical Research Awards reflects on the history of the award program and its recipients as a stand-in for the 2020 awards, which are not being given because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and anticipates the most important research leading to COVID-19 treatment and control will be candidates for future recognition.