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Resources and useful websites

Anyone considering volunteering for the human infection study with coronavirus can sign up here https://ukcovidchallenge.com/.

An animation https://youtu.be/FncT4ki-Uww to help explain how a human infection study can accelerate vaccine development.

An interview with Dr Chris Chiu, the doctor leading the human infection study with coronavirus https://soundcloud.com/user-499485249/infecting-people-with-covid-19.

An article explaining how a human challenge study can help accelerate Covid-19 vaccines.

International registration of the screening protocol (to assess volunteers for their potential eligibility to participate in a dose finding human experimental infection study in healthy subjects using a GMP-produced SARS-CoV-2 wild type strain):   https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04740320?cond=COVID19&cntry=GB&hlth=Y&draw=2&rank=6

The WHO key criteria for ethical acceptability https://www.who.int/ethics/publications/key-criteria-ethical-acceptability-of-covid-19-human-challenge/en/

WHO: Feasibility, potential value and limitations of establishing a closely monitored challenge model of experimental COVID-19 infection and illness in healthy young adult volunteers https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/feasibility-potential-value-and-limitations-of-establishing-a-closely-monitored-challenge-model-of-experimental-covid-19-infection-and-illness-in-healthy-young-adult-volunteers

 

Press releases:

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/206893/uk-researchers-explore-human-challenge-studies/

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/215173/call-volunteers-worlds-first-coronavirus-human/

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/worlds-first-coronavirus-human-challenge-study-receives-ethics-approval-in-the-uk

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/218294/first-volunteers-covid-19-human-challenge-study/