Scientists will pay you to get infected with the coronavirus

Guy wearing medical mask. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Guy wearing medical mask. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

Scientists are prepared to pay 24 volunteers £3,500 (R73 400) to be willingly infected by the coronavirus.

The bizarre experiment is to find a vaccine for the epidemic.

According to Mail Online, the Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre in London, in the UK, will inject the group with two weaker strains of the deadly virus, giving them similar respiratory symptoms.

Patients will then stay in quarantine for two weeks after receiving an inoculation that is being developed by Hvivo, a clinical development services business.

These variations of the disease, labelled 0C43 and 229E, will cause mild respiratory symptoms and will be less severe, writes Mirror Online.

Participants will be prohibited from exercise or physical contact and will only be allowed stipulated food and drink.

Nurses and doctors involved in the study will be required to wear ventilators and protective clothing while working in the lab.

However, before the experiment can take place the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency will have to grant the companies involved permission.

The UK government has promised an extra £46million (around R961 million) in the fight against the coronavirus.

Thus far, more than 3 800 people across the globe have been killed by it.

Source: Mail Online, Mirror Online,

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