Why would someone volunteer to be infected with coronavirus? Human Challenge Trials: Part 2

KYW In Depth: Coronavirus
Friday, May 29th
Human challenge trials are studies where people volunteer to be infected with a pathogen, like the coronavirus, hoping to speed up the development of a vaccine. In Part 1 of our series on human challenge trials, we talked to a Rutgers University bioethicist, Dr. Nir Eyal, who coauthored an article in the Journal of Infectious Diseases advocating for controlled human challenge trials to help develop a coronavirus vaccine faster. 

So why would someone want to volunteer to be infected with a dangerous, sometimes deadly virus? Mabel Rosenheck is a public historian and independent scholar in Philadelphia who put her name forward as someone willing to consider volunteering for a human challenge trial. Josh Morrison co-founded 1DaySooner.org, a network of more than 25 thousand people who want to participate in human trials that could speed up a vaccination for the coronavirus. Both of them are joining KYW In Depth to talk about why they'd consider joining a human challenge trial, and why more than 25 thousand people have already signed up to volunteer. 

Listen to part 1 of our series on human challenge trials: https://bit.ly/2XeyrIi

Check out 1 Day Sooner at: https://1daysooner.org/
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