Mi­nor­i­ty pa­tients un­der­rep­re­sent­ed in Covid-19 tri­als de­spite greater will­ing­ness to par­tic­i­pate, re­port finds

When Wan­da Mc­Clain was work­ing at Brigham and Women’s Hos­pi­tal last March and April, she and oth­er clin­i­cians no­ticed some­thing about the sick pa­tients oc­cu­py­ing beds.

“They were much more di­verse than, you know, our tra­di­tion­al pa­tients,” the for­mer VP of com­mu­ni­ty health and health eq­ui­ty said. “It showed very clear­ly the dis­pro­por­tion­ate im­pact that Covid is hav­ing on com­mu­ni­ties of col­or.”

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