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Journal Star: 'This vaccine needs to work for everyone,' state senator in COVID-19 clinical trial says

Press   Posted by Tony Vargas · October 09, 2020

Vargas, who lives in South Omaha, lost his father to the coronavirus in New York, and others in his family have tested positive and recovered.

"I want to make sure others don’t go through what my family went through," he said of his decision to help test a vaccine.

And he wants to help ensure the vaccine is effective and safe for everyone, he said. The trials, this one through Meridian Clinical Research, are struggling to recruit people of color to participate, he said.

"We know COVID-19 disproportionately impacts people of color," Vargas said. "I want to help ensure this vaccine is effective and safe for everyone."

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