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- Sep 20, 2018
- SLU Posts
One of the many reasons, as I understand it, most places regard vaccinating health care workers as the top priority is that they don't want health care staff to keep on having to self-isolate for 10 or 14 days whenever it's thought they might be infectious, since while they're self-isolating they can't care for patients.People of color shouldn’t be treated equally in COVID-19 vaccine trials, ER doctor says: They should be over-represented
ETA: Reading Choo's comments, it is obviously incumbent on the people running the trials to go the extra mile to get participation. They must use resources like HBCU's and whatever else to educate and encourage participation. I'm sure the issues involved have not been on the radar of the people who are running the trials. It also seems not to have been on the radar of some people who run HBCU's.
If big pharma has had any focus on groups in the general population, it has been on the people treating COVID-19 patients. I think I have commented on VVO previously that when a vaccine does become available, minorities should have highest priority in getting vaccinated, not nurses, doctors and so forth. I realize that idea is provocative, but, the latter are protected by PPE and are at less risk of contracting/spreading the disease already. If there is a shortage of PPE (no news of one now that I know of) that would change the situation.