HUMAN LAB RATS: UK to infect volunteers with coronavirus in world’s first human challenge trial

The world’s first COVID-19 “human challenge trial” will begin in the United Kingdom in a few weeks, following approval from the country’s clinical trials ethics body on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The trial will involve up to 90 healthy adults aged 18–30 years who will be exposed to the original strain of the coronavirus in a safe, controlled environment to understand how the virus grows, as well as the early stages of infection before symptoms appear. The challenge trial involves a consortium that includes researchers from Imperial College London, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, the government’s vaccines taskforce and the clinical company hVIVO……Read More



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