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When U.S. scientists launch the first large-scale clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines this summer, Antonio Cisneros wants to make sure people like him are included.

“If I am asked to participate, I will,” said Cisneros, a Los Angeles cinematographer who has signed up for two large vaccine trial registries.

In a summer dominated by COVID-19 and protests against racial injustice, there are growing demands that drugmakers and investigators ensure that vaccine trials reflect the entire community.

Excluding from the vaccine trial such a large population vulnerable to COVID doesn’t make sense, Knight contended.

Del Rio has had marked success recruiting minorities for HIV trials and expects similar results with the vaccine trial.

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