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Exclusion of older persons from vaccine, treatment trials for COVID-19

What The Study Did: The likelihood of older adults being excluded in randomized clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment and vaccine interventions is evaluated in this study.

Authors: Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., of Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5084)

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