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12/11/2020

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Tyra Elliot

The main objective of Garijo's article "Full Measure of Humanity" Is to show that certain indiviuals are underrepresented when it comes to clinical trials such as females, Blacks, Latinx. Meanwhile Asians and males are over represented when it comes to clinical trials. I really like how Garijo counters naysayers perspective about the dangers of not representing each group accurately. Garijo says "To do otherwise will risk not just the creation of insufficient or potentially ineffective treatments, but will also foster additional skepticism toward medical science from those who are inclined to doubt such expertise." I feel this signaled to the reader "who cares" and "so what" statements. I think Garijo places these statements to put detail on how people being unrepresented effects all of us. In regards to the video "Invisible Women" by Caroline Criado Perez explains why women are more likely to be severely injured in a car crash then men. Primarily because they never test the cars to see if they are suitable for women drivers, which is incredibly surprising to hear . I personally just assumed that female test dummies existed, but sadly they don't. The research from both of the articles compare the disparities in clinical trials and data and why it is so important. They both bring evidence on the differences between the underrepresented group and the overrepresented group.

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