THE GUARDIAN: UK scientists want to infect volunteers with Covid-19 in race to find vaccine

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Release date: 24/5/2020

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The idea of carrying out human challenge trials for a Covid-19 vaccine was also backed by Professor Arpana Verma, of Manchester University. “Vaccines give us the ability to protect the most vulnerable people in society. That is one of their key strengths. So I think it would be entirely justifiable to go ahead with such trials.”

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TitleUK scientists want to infect volunteers with Covid-19 in race to find vaccine
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/05/20
DescriptionThe idea of carrying out human challenge trials for a Covid-19 vaccine was also backed by Professor Arpana Verma, of Manchester University. “Vaccines give us the ability to protect the most vulnerable people in society. That is one of their key strengths. So I think it would be entirely justifiable to go ahead with such trials.”
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/24/uk-scientists-want-to-infect-volunteers-with-covid-19-in-race-to-find-vaccine#maincontent
PersonsArpana Verma