Like many medical establishments around the world, a British laboratory, hVivo, based in London, is seeking to develop a vaccine to stem the global epidemic of coronavirus. To advance in its research, the structure offers an unusual deal, as told by the Sunday Times: it is looking for 24 people who volunteer to be injected with Covid-19, the official name of the coronavirus.
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Participants will receive 3500 pounds sterling for the experiment, approximately 4000 euros. The goal is obviously to observe the effects of the medication on the patients.
The guinea pigs will be injected with two attenuated strains of the coronavirus; in detail, the OC43 and the 229E. Participants should have very mild respiratory symptoms, less violent than a "classic" Covid-19 infection. They will spend fourteen days in quarantine, without exercising, and without physical contact with others.
The experiment still needs to receive clearance from the UK's Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency, the regulator, before it can start testing. The epidemic infected 319 people and killed five in the United Kingdom.