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    Default COVID Vaccine Trials Excluding Older Adults

    Dr. Sharon K. Inouye
    September 28, 2020

    Imagine the end of the pandemic — with new cases and deaths trending down towards zero — a time we are all eagerly anticipating. Key to achieving this goal will be the development of effective treatments and vaccines. Yet, based on a research study my team and I have conducted, older adults, particularly those in their 70s and 80s, may be systematically excluded from the clinical trials necessary to develop and test them.

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    Default Re: COVID Vaccine Trials Excluding Older Adults

    The article makes some excellent points. If this vaccine were not being pushed to develop so fast, some of them would not be a problem.

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    It's extremely concerning for me that elderly adults are being excluded from these trials, as it's the population that's being hit hardest by COVID. The CDC reported back in May that over 80% of COVID deaths were among people 65 and older. Worldwide, more than 60% of COVID deaths were among elderly people in nursing homes and/or elderly residential care housing.

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