UK to ‘Deliberately Infect’ Volunteers With Coronavirus to Test Anti-COVID Vaccine

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Earlier, joint-vaccine trials between AstraZeneca and Oxford University were halted due to an unexplained neurological illness reported among the participants of the testing, which was linked to the drug..

The UK is set to be the first country in the world to test a vaccine against coronavirus by infecting healthy volunteers with Sars-Cov-2, the Financial Times reported, citing several people involved in the study. In so-called “COVID-19 human challenge trials”, which will be funded by the UK government, participants will receive the vaccine and then, later, a “challenge” dose of Sars-Cov-2 which normally causes the coronavirus-related disease.





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