We Need to Recruit More Black Americans in Vaccine Trials

The global race is on for a vaccine to combat the coronavirus, but the question is: Who will be included?

To date, three companies have reached Phase 3 trials for an experimental vaccine — Moderna, AstraZeneca and CanSino. AstraZeneca recently announced a pause in their process to check a complication with one participant. Despite this setback, the early results are encouraging.

Yet these trials have not met an important challenge: recruiting an appropriately diverse group of participants…

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