Young volunteers to be deliberately reinfected with Covid-19 virus in UK challenge trial

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Young team during coronavirus lab tests. Wearing protective masks and caps
Young team during coronavirus lab tests. Wearing protective masks and caps
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A group of young, healthy people who previously (naturally) contracted Covid-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will take part in a trial wherein medical experts will deliberately re-expose them to the virus.

They will spend 17 days in a quarantine unit and will undergo several tests during this period, including CT scans of the lungs and MRI scans of the heart.

The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, will be led by the University of Oxford.

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