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Vaccine race: ‘unprecedented’ momentum and questions for deliberately infecting volunteers with Covid-19

Shi Zhengli, a top virologist nicknamed China’s “bat woman” for her pioneering research on bat viruses, has spent much of 2020 answering controversial questions thanks to US President Donald Trump’s disputed coronavirus origin theory targeting her lab.But when she joined a World Health Organisation (WHO) advisory group in April, she was tasked with weighing one of the most pressing ethical dilemmas in humanity’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic: is it justifiable to deliberately infect…

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