Research Awareness and Understanding

Generally, clinical research awareness, understanding and trust are all low among research participants, something common across the world prior to the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. The pandemic has put clinical research under a microscope, especially in places like the United States, where mixed messages related to the virus, the vaccine and protective measures have been distributed widely.

This awareness and understanding also affects different communities’ perceptions of physicians going into research:


An increased focus on clinical trials and research presents an opportunity to educate people about participating in clinical trials and the potential benefit these trials have in finding new medications and treatments for COVID-19 and other diseases.

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