A Pragmatic, Randomized Clinical Trial for First Responders

The Department of Health and Human Services has noted that "anecdotal reports suggest that certain drug(s) may offer some benefit in the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but clinical trials are needed to provide scientific evidence that these treatments are effective."

One group of university researchers are calling on FIREFIGHTERS & EMT's to participate in a research study to assess the effectiveness of the drug. The University of Minnesota is looking to enroll participants in a pair of FDA-approved clinical trials to assess whether the drug can help in preventing or treating COVID-19 disease.

Because Firefighters & EMT's are likely to be exposed to people with COVID-19, the researchers are actively recruiting first responders across the country who are either:

==Exposed but without symptoms OR
==Experiencing symptoms following a confirmed test or exposure

Participating in this clinical trial is an important way to contribute to the medical community's understanding of COVID-19 and how we can fight it.

To learn more and enroll in this study, go to COVID-19 Research Trial
(Please note that where the study materials refer to "healthcare workers," this includes first responders.)

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