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The pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, that is sweeping the world represents one of the greatest challenges of our lifetimes

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have joined forces with research institutions across the nation and around the globe to combat the spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.

As the disease continues to proliferate around the world, Argonne scientists are using every precious moment in a universal effort to find new avenues for therapies and cures, model the further progression of the epidemic, and ensure that supply chains and key infrastructure remain resilient in a time of uncertainty.

Argonne is part of the National Biodefense Strategy, a single coordinated effort to orchestrate the full range of activities carried out across the United States government to protect the American people.

Argonne is also participating in the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium recently announced by President Trump and which combines the power of 16 different supercomputing systems with expertise from government, academia, and industry.

The laboratory’s work fighting the coronavirus is attracting national attention. Below find a few stories that detail our ongoing battle against this fearsome disease.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is also taking steps to address COVID-19 and is soliciting ideas about how the Department and the National Laboratories might contribute resources for science and technology efforts and collaborations. See details.