Health News Roundup: Britain becomes the first country in the worldDevdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 18-02-2021 10:36 IST | Created: 18-02-2021 10:27 IST
Britain became the first country in the world on Wednesday to give the go-ahead for human challenge trials in which volunteers will deliberately be exposed to COVID-19 to advance research into the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The trial, due to start within a month, will see up to 90 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 30 exposed to the smallest amount of the virus needed to cause infection, scientists behind the plans told reporters at a news briefing.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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