COVID Treatment Clinical Trials in San Diego
COVID-19 is relatively new, and more is being learned about it each and every day. As hard as we try to avoid COVID-19 by wearing masks, sanitizing, or getting the vaccine, there is still a large possibility that you may still contract the virus. A large part of what is being learned and researched relates to the treatment of it. If you have been infected with COVID-19 and are interested in learning about treatment methods, a clinical trial may be right for you. Keep reading to learn more about COVID treatment clinical trials in San Diego and how being a participant may benefit you.
When COVID-19 is Left Untreated
COVID-19 reacts to everyone differently. Some of the factors that may influence how you respond to symptoms include:
- Whether or not you are vaccinated
- If you have an underlying condition
- Your age
According to the CDC, older adults are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. More than 81% of COVID-19 deaths occur in people over age 65. The number of deaths among people over age 65 is 80 times higher than the number of deaths among people aged 18-29. The risk of severe COVID-19 increases as the number of underlying medical conditions increases in a person. Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put various groups of people at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19, including many people from certain racial and ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities.
In addition, the CDC notes that people of any age with the above risk factors are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Severe illness means that a person with COVID-19 may:
- Be hospitalized
- Need intensive care
- Require a ventilator to help them breathe
What is a Clinical Trial?
According to the US National Library of Medicine, a clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials (also called interventional studies) and observational studies. In a clinical trial, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or changes to participants’ behavior, such as diet. Clinical trials used in drug development are sometimes described by phase. These phases are defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Who Conducts the COVID Treatment Clinical Trials in San Diego?
COVID-19 can be debilitating for many people, even if they do not have one of the risk factors. Acclaim Clinical Research is a dedicated research site of multi-specialty physicians conducting Phase I-IV research studies. We are pleased to offer a highly professional research team with a proven track record in clinical trials. All of our studies are FDA-governed and supervised by a qualified, licensed doctor, available to you throughout the entirety of your participation.
For more information and to sign up for the COVID Treatment Clinical Trials in San Diego, visit our website to fill out our form.