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Coronavirus vaccine race: Are human challenge trials ethical? Experts are divided

Coronavirus vaccine race: Are human challenge trials ethical? Experts are divided
Coronavirus vaccine race: Are human challenge trials ethical? Experts are divided
Earlier this week, vaccine researchers and experts on infectious diseases debated on whether the human challenge trial model for the coronavirus pandemic is ethical.

SynopsisHuman challenge study in the development of a vaccine refers to exposing healthy volunteers to a pathogen and then monitoring them in a clinical setting to see how they react to the virus. The challenge trial becomes controversial in settings where there is no proven treatment or cure for an infectious disease. Covid-19 is one such disease.

Mumbai: Experts are divided on whether the challenge model for vaccine trials should be put to use in the current pandemic, as companies race to bring out an inoculation against Covid-19. Human challenge study in the development of a vaccine refers to exposing healthy volunteers to a pathogen and then monitoring them in a clinical setting to see how they react to the virus. The challenge trial becomes controversial in settings where there is no
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