Coronavirus impacting clinical trials for other diseases

The coronavirus has put a lot of things on hold, including clinical trials for other diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Clincloud in Maitland has been a one-stop shop for clinical trials focused on gastro and brain-related diseases, like Alzheimer's. ut since the pandemic swept through, things have changed drastically.

"Sixty-percent of our clinical trials have been put on pause or been halted," said Clincloud owner and founder Jessica Branning.

As the number of clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments has soared, trials for other conditions have either pulled patients or stopped altogether as doctors and patients try to keep their distance.