Clinical Research for

COVID-19

As the world works to quickly learn about COVID-19, clinical research is underway to test potential new treatments.

COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus. Because it is a relatively new disease, scientists and physicians do not know much about it, and currently, there are not many medicines to treat it. That’s why we need clinical research—to test potential new treatments for COVID-19. Read on to see if a clinical trial may be right for you.

Participating in a Clinical Trial for COVID-19

When you are considering participation in a clinical trial, it is important to understand what will be expected of you before, during, and after the trial. Every clinical trial is different, as each one is designed to answer unique medical or scientific questions.

The information provided here is intended to help you understand what’s involved in clinical trials. Talk with your doctor or the research team if you have additional questions.

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Get the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Search for more COVID-19 clinical trials on ClinicalTrials.gov or at CenterWatch.

Participación en un ensayo clínico para la COVID-19

Cuando esté considerando participar en un ensayo clínico, es importante que comprenda lo que se espera de usted antes, durante y después del ensayo. Cada ensayo clínico es diferente, ya que cada uno está diseñado para responder a preguntas médicas o científicas únicas.

La información que se ofrece aquí tiene como finalidad ayudarle a entender qué está implicado en los ensayos clínicos. Hable con su médico o con el equipo de investigación si tiene más preguntas.