Help find treatments that work
Because the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a novel or new virus, we are still learning about it. Hundreds of trials for COVID-19 treatments are looking for volunteers now. As of August 31, 2020, more than 310 medication and treatment trials were active and more than 590 programs were in the planning stages.
Patients with COVID-19 infections are critical for the success of drug trials. One of the largest needs is for a diverse population of individuals from all backgrounds. This disease behaves differently across gender, race, and age so it is important for research to represent all of America.
Knowledge gained from these trials will help others in their own fight against the disease.