UK will soon expose volunteers to Covid in world’s first ‘human challenge’ study

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  1. saraholeee

    saraholeee UKChat Newbie

    Dec 16, 2020
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    • The U.K. is set to be the first country in the world to run a Covid-19 “human challenge” study, following approval from the country’s clinical trials ethics body.
    • The first Covid-19 human challenge trial will see up to 90 volunteers, aged 18-30, exposed to Covid-19 “in a safe and controlled environment.”
    • The study aims to establish the smallest amount of virus needed to cause infection and to increase our understanding of how the virus affects people.
  2. LadyOnArooftop

    LadyOnArooftop UKChat Expert

    Apr 21, 2018
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    I recall a few years ago someone died drug testing in one of those 'safe and controlled environments'. :eek:
    These volunteers are being paid £4,500 each. Aged 18-30 they'll have very few symptoms, if any. It's easy money. should be! :rolleyes:
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  3. Dardii

    Dardii UKChat Familiar

    Feb 15, 2021
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    I remember watching a documentary on those test, the one where someone died. It was very sad and scary. I once knew a guy that used to do drug testing for cash, I remember thinking at the time how crazy that was, but he always said that there's plenty people out there that do it for quick cash. All I know is, it wouldn't be me.
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