AROUND OREGON: OHSU drops massive coronavirus study, citing lack of minority involvement

A study intended to track the coronavirus in Oregon and understand its impacts on minorities is now dead after Oregon Health & Science University, which lead the research, found that not enough minorities signed up to participate.

The Key to Oregon study, projected to cost $24 million, was to track 100,000 people’s coronavirus symptoms and regularly test 10,000 Oregonians who volunteered. One of its original goals was to make sure people of color signed up to participate, but that did not happen.

“OHSU realizes that this research cohort does not . . .