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Diversity in COVID-19 Science

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Diversity in COVID-19 Science

Safety always guides the scientific pathway toward vaccines and treatments. And at each step on the pathway, we can find people like us – a diverse group of people. Here are just a few who are working every day to help us conquer the pandemic.

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The Importance of Inclusion in Clinical Trials

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The Importance of Inclusion in Clinical Trials

Participants in any clinical trial should represent the patients who will use the drug or vaccine being tested. But issues of mistrust, along with other barriers to participation, have deterred people from communities of color from volunteering. This mistrust is understandable, given historical mistreatment and exclusion of research participants who are members of these groups.

NIH is committed to removing barriers and helping people from communities hardest-hit by COVID-19 take part in vaccine and treatment trials because their engagement and participation are essential for the development of vaccines and treatments that are safe and effective for these communities.

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Health Equity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Health Equity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the United States, COVID-19 has struck racially and ethnically diverse communities particularly hard. For example, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians/Alaska Natives are around four times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than are white people. 1

The inclusion of people from these hard-hit communities of color is critical to making sure that vaccines and other treatments developed to combat COVID-19 are safe and effective for the people who need them most.

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NIH is supporting clinical trials for COVID-19 to identify treatments and vaccines that are safe, effective, and work for the people who need them most. To conquer COVID-19, participation from every community is critical. Learn how your participation in clinical research can make a difference: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Researchers have been working to develop COVID-19 treatments and vaccines that are safe, effective, and work for the people who need them most. To do this, participation from all communities is critical. Learn how your participation in a clinical trial can make a difference and #ConquerCOVID19: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

NIH is supporting clinical trials to develop #COVID19 treatments and vaccines that are safe, effective, & work for the people who need them most. To #ConquerCOVID19, participation from every community is critical. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb 

 

Researchers are working to develop #COVID19 treatments and vaccines that are safe, & work for people who need them most. To do this, participation from all communities is critical. Learn how participation in a clinical trial can help #ConquerCOVID19: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Participants in any clinical trial should represent all the people who may use the drug or vaccine being tested. This ensures they are safe and effective for everyone who needs it. Historically, people of color have been underrepresented in clinical research. But your participation can make a difference in the effort to conquer COVID-19: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Inclusion of Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American communities in COVID-19 clinical trials is essential for the development of treatments and vaccines that are safe and effective for these hard-hit communities. Find helpful strategies to ensure representation from diverse communities: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

NIH-funded clinical trials are underway to develop COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. To ensure they work for all Americans, these trials must include participation of diverse communities across the country. Learn how your participation can make a difference: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb #ConquerCOVID19

Inclusion of Black, Hispanic/Latino, & Native American communities in #COVID19 research is needed in order to develop vaccines & treatments that work for everyone. Trials should be as diverse as the people at risk for the disease: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

NIH-funded clinical trials are underway to develop #COVID19 treatments and vaccines. These trials must include participation of diverse communities across the country. Learn how your participation can make a difference: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb #ConquerCOVID 

 

Coronavirus can affect anyone, regardless of their race or ethnicity. However, data show that rates of COVID-19 are disproportionately high among African Americans. Learn how COVID-19 affects African Americans and what researchers are doing to help: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Data show that COVID-19 impacts Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American populations at much higher rates. By including people from these groups in clinical research on COVID-19, researchers can ensure that the resulting vaccines and treatments will work for the people in highest need: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

COVID-19 can affect anyone, regardless of their race or ethnicity. However, data show that #COVID19 impacts African Americans much more. Learn how #COVID19 affects African Americans and what researchers are doing to help #ConquerCOVID19: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Data show that #COVID19 impacts Black, Hispanic/Latino, & Native American populations at much higher rates. By including these groups in #ClinicalResearch, researchers can ensure the resulting vaccines and treatments will work for the people in highest need: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb

Interested in helping your community fight COVID-19? Find resources about vaccines under development, how they are developed, and the importance of representation in research studies: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb #ConquerCOVID19

Trying to help communities impacted by COVID-19? Share resources about vaccines under development, how they are developed, & the importance of being included in research studies: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb #ConquerCOVID19

Looking for ways to talk to your community about COVID-19? Share resources about vaccines under development, how they are developed, and, the importance of being included in research studies: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb #BestShot

Looking to help your community fight #COVID19? Find resources about vaccines under development, how they are developed, & the importance of being included in research studies: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb #ConquerCOVID19

Trying to help communities impacted by #COVID19? Share resources about vaccines under development, how they are developed, & the importance of being included in research studies: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb #ConquerCOVID19

Looking to talk to your community about #COVID19? Share resources about vaccines under development, how they are developed, & the importance of being included in research studies: https://go.usa.gov/xfShb #ConquerCOVID19

Watch @TiffanyHaddish talk with #NIH’s @NIAIDNews Dr. Anthony Fauci on how #COVID19 is affecting the African American community & the importance of minority representation in research. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZXfgT_IRg&feature=youtu.be

Can immune supplements help protect against #COVID19? Will a future vaccine be safe? How can the medical community build trust with African Americans? @TiffanyHaddish has questions. Watch her discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZXfgT_IRg&feature=youtu.be 

Check out this conversation between @TiffanyHaddish & Dr. Anthony Fauci on why minority communities are getting hit with a #COVID19 “double whammy” – higher rates of infection & higher rates of severe illness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZXfgT_IRg&feature=youtu.be

Los NIH están apoyando estudios clínicos para identificar vacunas y tratamientos contra el COVID-19 que sean seguros, efectivos y que funcionen para las personas que más los necesitan. Para combatir el COVID-19, la participación de todas las comunidades es fundamental. Descubra cómo su participación en la investigación clínica puede hacer la diferencia: https://go.usa.gov/xA6h2

Los NIH están apoyando estudios clínicos para crear tratamientos y vacunas contra el #COVID19 que sean seguros, efectivos y que funcionen para las personas que más los necesitan. Para combatir el COVID19, la participación de todos es fundamental. Más información: https://go.usa.gov/xA6h2

 

Los participantes en cualquier estudio clínico deben representar a todas las personas que puedan usar el medicamento o la vacuna que se está probando. Esto asegura que la vacuna sea segura y eficaz para todos los que la necesiten. Históricamente, las personas de minorías raciales y étnicas no han tenido suficiente representación en la investigación clínica. Pero su participación puede marcar la diferencia en el esfuerzo por combatir el COVID-19: https://go.usa.gov/xA6h2

 

La inclusión de comunidades hispanas/latinas en los estudios para la vacuna contra el COVID-19 es esencial para desarrollar tratamientos y vacunas que sean seguros y efectivos para estas comunidades que han sido muy afectadas. Encuentre estrategias útiles para asegurar la representación de diversas comunidades: https://go.usa.gov/xA6h2

 

Es necesaria la inclusión de las comunidades hispanas/latinas en la investigación del #COVID19 para desarrollar vacunas y tratamientos que funcionen para todos. Los estudios deben ser tan diversos como las personas en riesgo de contraer la enfermedad: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

Los datos muestran que las tasas de COVID-19 son mucho más altas en las poblaciones negras, hispanas/latinas y nativas americanas. Al incluir a personas de estos grupos en la investigación clínica sobre COVID-19, los investigadores pueden asegurar que las vacunas y tratamientos que se desarrollan funcionarán para las personas con mayor necesidad: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

La población hispana/latina tienen una de las tasas más altas de #COVID19. Al incluir hispanos/latinos en estudios clínicos, los investigadores pueden asegurar que las vacunas y los tratamientos que desarrollan funcionarán para las personas más afectadas: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

¿Está interesado en ayudar a su comunidad a combatir el COVID-19? Encuentre recursos sobre las vacunas en desarrollo, cómo se desarrollan y la importancia de tener representación de personas de diversas razas y etnias en los estudios de investigación: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol #ConquerCOVID19

¿Busca formas de hablar con miembros de su comunidad sobre el COVID-19? Comparta recursos sobre vacunas en desarrollo, cómo se crean y la importancia de ser incluido en estudios de investigación: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol

¿Quiere ayudar a su comunidad a luchar contra el #COVID19? Encuentre recursos sobre las vacunas en desarrollo, cómo se crean y la importancia de ser incluido en los estudios de investigación: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol #ConquerCOVID19

¿Quiere hablar con miembros de su comunidad sobre el #COVID19? Comparta recursos sobre las vacunas en desarrollo, cómo se desarrollan y la importancia de ser incluido en los estudios de investigación: https://covid19community.nih.gov/espanol #ConquerCOVID19

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1. COVIDView: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 20, 2020. Accessed November 23, 2020.

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