One of the volunteers in the Corona vaccine experiment in Britain revealed that the volunteers who were vaccinated with the virus will be isolated for a period of two weeks to prevent them from spreading the disease, as they will be deliberately infected with the Corona virus as part of the challenge experiment, and in this experiment, the participants receive the vaccination injection before exposure to a dose of the Corona virus after a month, Then they are booked in a clinic in East London for a period of two weeks to monitor their progress, and according to the “Daily Mail” newspaper, from 100 to 200 Britons are participating in the study, which will begin next January, behind closed doors “for a much longer period” if the symptoms of the virus do not subside.
Pilot volunteer Alistair Fraser-Urquhart, 18, told the program Today On BBC Radio 4 he subscribed because the experience has the potential to save “thousands of lives” and “get the world out of the epidemic sooner”.
Challenge trials are commonly published by scientists trying to develop a vaccine that has been used in malaria, typhoid, and influenza but, unlike those diseases, there is no proven treatment for people with mild coronavirus, so there is nothing to prevent participants from contracting a serious disease.
Fraser-Urquhart said to the program Today He can “definitely imagine” that the time spent in the clinic “could exceed the limit of two weeks”.
Challenge trials were initially avoided for the Coronavirus due to concerns about the virus’s impact on exposed participants.
But research made the experiments possible because it revealed that healthy young volunteers without underlying health conditions are at a “very low” risk of dying from the virus, and it has identified treatments that reduce the risk of dying from the disease, such as remsvir.
Professor Horby, from the University of Oxford, said that in the experiment, the immune response would be measured in the volunteers’ blood before they were challenged.
The vaccine to be tested in the project has not been named, and the organizers are said to have designated a quarantine clinic it runs I live In Whitechapel, London, to conduct experiments.