UK starts world’s first coronavirus “Human Challenge” study from 8th March.
Volunteers between 18 and 30 years old are deliberately exposed to the Covid-19 environment. The aim of the “Human Challenge” experiment is to give doctors a greater understanding of how the virus works and support them respond to the pandemic by aiding vaccine and treatment development. Chirs Chiu, the leader of this experiment, answers questions that people are concern about:
1.How to ensure the safety of volunteers?
2.Would it be less effective to use the March virus?
3.How the result applies to all age groups?
4.Why is this experiment still necessary as the UK is moving very fast with the current vaccines?