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NIH Launches $12 Million Minority Outreach Campaign on Covid

Sept. 16, 2020, 7:50 PM

Minority groups hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic will be the focus of a $12 million outreach campaign to reduce the impact of the disease and improve clinical trial enrollment.

The National Institutes of Health is funding research teams in 11 states for a new program known as NIH Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities. According to the Covid Tracking Project, Black Americans are dying at 2.4 times the rate of whites, but a Pew study found Black Americans are more reluctant to trust scientists or get vaccinated.

“Addressing health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority populations has long...

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