Covid-19 vaccine research: US scientists considering coronavirus strain for potential human challenge trials

I remember hearing, years ago, that “scientists” had somehow dug up the plague and were tinkering around with it in laboratories. I thought at that time it was an extremely irresponsible thing to do. Now they are tinkering with coronavirus, for testing vaccines. Why don’t they just volunteer to test the virus and vaccines on themselves? These people are quite daft.

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, confirmed to CNN on Friday that scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are working to have a strain of coronavirus created that could be used in human challenge trials of a Covid-19 vaccine.

In challenge trials, researchers give study subjects an experimental vaccine and then intentionally expose them to coronavirus to see if the vaccine works. Since such trials pose risks, many scientists are against using them…

Read the entire article at https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/14/health/coronavirus-vaccine-strain-us-scientists-bn/index.html

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