From Mistrust to Trust: Barbershops and Hair Salons Spread Word About Rise Above COVID

Rise Above COVID is a movement to find medicines for COVID-19 through the ACTIV-2 clinical trial, a study designed to identify early COVID-19 treatments that can prevent people from progressing to advanced disease and hospitalization. The initiative is partnering with nearly 100 Black-owned barbershops and beauty salons in the Raleigh-Durham area to help raise awareness and encourage enrollment in the ACTIV-2 study. Hear their stories about why it is important for the Black community to take part in this nationwide program.

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