Coronacast
Coronacast
Oct 21, 2020
Is giving people coronavirus on purpose ethical?
9 min
In an effort to help speed up the development of a coronavirus vaccine, a group of healthy young people in the UK will be deliberately infected.

It's known as a human challenge study - and it's not used often due to the risk to the participants.

Making it even more risky, there is no foolproof treatment for COVID-19 if a participant starts to go rapidly downhill.

While the researchers say the rewards outweigh the risks, it raises the question if anyone can really give informed consent for the trial as there's still so much we don't know.

Also on today's show

* What do we know about the possible reinfection in Victoria?

* How bad is the pandemic getting in America?

* Can Norman please use the term 'jobbie' when referring to his favourite topic?
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