There are many types of coronaviruses that affect humans. In 2019, a new coronavirus discovered in Wuhan, China, would evolve into the pandemic we know as COVID-19. Although most people affected by COVID-19 experience mild to moderate respiratory illness, over 470,000 have lost their lives worldwide to date from it. Now, after months of social distancing and each state in different reopening phases, COVID-19 research is the key to getting back to normal.
State of the Nation
Symptoms of COVID-19 appear 2-14 days after exposure and range from mild to severe. They consist of fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulty. As of June 2020 the U.S. total cases tip the scales at 2,302,288, with the death toll at 120,333. Texas is at 114,881 total cases, with Louisiana at 50,239.
We are, in fact, in one of the many subsequent virus waves predicted as more people begin to venture out and many without taking proper safety measures like wearing masks. Despite all the data and constant CDC coverage, there is a growing conspiracy that the coronavirus is a government-led “plandemic,” and that safety measures are a violation of rights. Consequently, these theories and a lack of care have led to a rise in hospitalizations and new cases nationwide, leaving us thinking where the end is?
Why Clinical Trials are the Answer
New treatments, vaccines, and ways to diagnose medical conditions like COVID-19 are discovered every day through research. To see how effective and safe they are, we must understand how they interact in the human body in clinical research studies. Every prescription medication and FDA approved supplement we take today has gone through this process.
Thanks to volunteers participating in clinical research studies, the hope of vaccines and treatments in the fight against COVID-19 are quickly becoming a reality. To learn more about the currently enrolling COVID-19 studies at Centex, call (281) 918-0048, or visit our website.