To Test a Vaccine for COVID-19, Should Volunteers Risk Their Lives?

To Test a Vaccine for COVID-19, Should Volunteers Risk Their Lives?

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When he was eighteen, Abie Rohrig decided that he wanted to donate a kidney to save the life of a stranger who needed it. At twenty, he put his name on a list of volunteers for a human-challenge trial that would test the efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine. A human-challenge trial for a vaccine would be nearly unprecedented: it would entail giving subjects a candidate vaccine against the virus, and then infecting them deliberately to test its efficacy. The side effects would be largely unknown, and ... See More

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