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Business & Profession COVID-19, Basic & Translational Research, Health Economics and Policy

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The global impact of pandemic mitigation measures on research has been immense – and vision science research is no exception. Social distancing and lockdowns have meant that most scientific research and clinical trials have been inevitably delayed, with researchers unable to either take their work home or carry it out in their usual settings. In the UK, 70 percent of clinical trials and studies have been paused, delayed, or stopped (1), with some institutions halting all but COVID-19-related and life-saving research (2).

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