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China trials invasive new COVID bum test

Health authorities in China are mass testing residents for coronavirus – using anal swabs. Doctors claim the invasive procedure can be more effective in detecting the virus than nasal swabs, The Sun reports. China, where coronavirus first emerged just over a year ago, is currently experiencing its worst surge in cases since March. Outbreaks have… Read More »

3 Covid-19 Trials Have Been Paused for Safety. That’s a Good Thing.

This week, two high-profile, late-stage clinical trials — Johnson & Johnson’s test of a coronavirus vaccine and Eli Lilly’s study of a Covid-19 drug — were put on pause because of possible safety concerns. Just a month earlier, AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial was paused after two volunteers became seriously ill. Clinical trials experts said these delays… Read More »

Minorities Are Underrepresented in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

While clinical trials are currently underway to find treatment and vaccines for COVID-19, a new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that these trials lack sufficient representation of Black and indigenous people and people of color despite higher rates of coronavirus infection, COVID-19 hospitalization and death among these individuals, reports the… Read More »