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Young, healthy adults will be deliberately reinfected with COVID-19 to boost vaccine development – MarketWatch

‘Human challenge’ trial could help develop new treatments and vaccines against coronavirus disease

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Healthy, young volunteers who have previously had COVID-19 will be deliberately exposed to coronavirus for a second time to see how the immune system responds, as part of a new U.K. study.Researchers at the University of Oxford on Monday launched the human challenge trial to investigate what happens when volunteers who have recovered from the coronavirus disease are then reinfected with the virus a second time.The study, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust, is expected to start in the next few…

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