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British researchers aim to infect volunteers to study Covid-19 exposure

British researchers aim to infect volunteers to study Covid-19 exposure

British researchers said they hope to expose volunteers to the novel coronavirus in a study to find the amount of exposure needed for people to become infected with Covid-19. In the effort called ’Human Challenge Programme,’ which includes the Imperial College London, researchers will infect young adult volunteers with no underlying health conditions with the virus via their nose.

TexasReb 0 months

I am suprised that they are doing this because I feel certain that I heard a story a few months ago that this is considered taboo and unethical. Does anyone know if this is standard practice? edited for typos.

IvoryDove 0 months

They should do like the Chinese and draw blood (involuntarily) from COVID-19 victims who survive the virus and use the antibodies to protect their key (and loyal) party members.

Critically Candid
Critically Candid 0 months

If you read their sources, you'll see that nobody is gonna infect anyone just now. "The first stage of the project will explore the feasibility of exposing healthy volunteers to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus."

Janice 0 months

They must have never been really sick in their lives to volunteer. !

Lord Flashheart
Lord Flashheart 0 months

As long as they are all adults, they can make their own decisions. If you have willing applicants who are adults, good for them. Sure there are a few Karen's out there getting moist over doing their bit for humanity.

Francisco d'Anconia
Francisco d'Anconia 0 months

"And we will continue to infect your mums and dads until you come up with a cure!!"

Critically Candid
Critically Candid 0 months

I suspect this is a genuine case of "fake news". The article doesn't have any links to sources

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