Covid-19 vaccine trials have been slow to recruit Black and Latino people -- and that could delay a vaccine

That’s not nearly enough, as study subjects in trials are supposed to reflect the population that’s affected. Research shows that more than half of US coronavirus cases have been among Black and Latino people.

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, gave the Moderna trial, the first in Phase 3 in the United States, a “C” grade for recruiting minorities.

“From the first week I saw the numbers, and they were not as encouraging as I would have liked,” Collins told…

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