Would You Volunteer to Be Exposed to the Coronavirus for the Sake of Science?

The idea behind human challenge trials

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A human challenge trial is a study where people are deliberately exposed to an infection in order to test things like vaccines and drugs. Such trials are being suggested by a variety of experts, though not everyone agrees on the value for the coronavirus pandemic — or…




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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that

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