EurekAlert: Study finds older persons underrepresented in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine trials

EurekAlert: Study finds older persons underrepresented in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine trials. “A study published [September 28] in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine revealed that older persons are highly likely to be excluded from the majority of COVID-19 trials that seek to establish effective treatments, as well as find a preventive vaccine. This is despite the fact that older persons are overwhelmingly impacted by COVID-19. Globally persons 65 and older make up nine percent of the population, yet account for 30 – 40 percent of COVID-19 cases and 80 percent of COVID-19 deaths.”

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