Although scientists are racing to adapt treatments and vaccines to emerging coronavirus variants, they may be thwarted by a shortage of nonhuman primates for the studies needed to ensure therapies are safe before they are tried by humans. Contrary to misinformation disseminated by animal rights organizations, research with rhesus macaques has helped scientists understand how the virus causes disease in humans -- and how to stop it -- but this work cannot continue if business and policy solutions to the shortage aren't implemented, writes FBR President Matthew R. Bailey.
Scientists can't solve pandemic without research monkeys
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