State Advised to Focus COVID-19 R&D Spend on California
The Legislative Analyst's Office advises the Legislature to let the federal government take the lead in developing vaccines and tests. With a pandemic-fueled state budget deficit looming, California should focus its R&D efforts — and dollars — inward first, the LAO says in a new report.
The state Legislative Analyst’s Office has some advice for those in charge of California’s research and development spend on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19): Start by doing what directly benefits Californians the most, and let the feds take care of the bigger picture.
“Given the considerable federal focus on developing COVID-19 testing, treatments, and vaccines...