On January 17, America is celebrating the legendary life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2022, the holiday comes in the wake of two years of racial tensions and protests, and the racial inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. BioSpace is marking the occasion by sharing some of its recent coverage about what the life sciences industry is doing to even those scales.
Data and AI scientists must strive to eliminate bias from anything that touches patient care.
Younger adults are seeking out Covid-19 vaccines at a slower rate than older adults, and if that pace of vaccination continues through August, vaccine coverage among younger adults will not reach levels achieved with older adults, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on June 21.
The Covid-19 epidemic highlighted the disproportionate way the virus impacted minority communities across the U.S., increasing the calls for racial and ethnic diversity in clinical studies. While there has been a more significant push, a recent Pfizer clinical trials diversity report shows there is still a wide gap that needs to be bridged.
Covid-19 was the primary or contributing cause of 377,883 deaths in the United States during 2021, with a particularly high toll among the elderly, according to a government report released on March 31.
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that 2020 was the deadliest in U.S. history, with Covid-19 helping to drive a 15 percent increase in deaths, Politico reported on March 10, citing sources.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief medical adviser on Feb. 25 downplayed the results of two studies suggesting that a new coronavirus variant found in New York City in November will be more resistant to vaccines now being administered.
closerlook inc. is alerting Black creatives about a free, 16-week portfolio program established by nonprofit One Club for Creativity known as ONE School.
Drug developer Novavax Inc. completed enrolling 30,000 volunteers in a late-stage study of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and Mexico.
Feb. 5 was a different sort of Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, the legendary home of baseball’s “Bronx Bombers,” as New York ramped up its drive to vaccinate the state’s most vulnerable residents, many who live in the hard-hit Bronx neighborhoods that surround the legendary sports venue.