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This story has been updated to reflect President Donald Trump's signing of the bill into law.

NEW YORK — The National Institutes of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will receive billions of dollars in new funding under a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package aimed at bolstering the economy against the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

The spending package was approved by the US House of Representatives on Friday after clearing the US Senate earlier in the week. President Donald Trump signed it into law later on Friday.

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