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UK looks to expose people to new coronavirus to speed up vaccine research

The UK government was considering carrying out the first studies that would deliberately expose healthy people to the coronavirus in a bid to accelerate the development of a vaccine.The idea of so-called “human-challenge” trials has gained momentum as the pathogen has spread around the world, sparking a debate over what kind of sacrifice was acceptable and the benefits the tests could bring. A growing number of volunteers have signed up to take part in such studies, should researchers decide to…

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