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World's First COVID 'Human Challenge' Begins As UK Prepares To Infect 2,500 Volunteers

• Zero Hedge - Tyler Durden

The fist stage of the study, conducted by Imperial College, the National Health Service's Royal Free Hospital and hVIVO - experts in viral human challenge models, kicks off in January, and will track an initial group of 90 subjects aged 18-30 who will receive an experimental nasal vaccine before being infected with the disease in a "secure bio-containment suite."

When the government announced the human trial, they said "the aim will be to discover the smallest amount of virus it takes to cause a person to develop Covid-19 infection," adding "This is known as a virus characterisation study and will be backed by £33.6 million of government investment."