William Wiebe

William Wiebe

Human Challenge Trials—A Coronavirus Taboo

Human Challenge Trials—A Coronavirus Taboo

The idea is as simple as it is apparently repulsive: allow human challenge trials (HCTs) under which “low risk” and healthy young adult volunteers in double-blind studies would be given trial vaccines (or a placebo) and then intentionally exposed to the novel coronavirus. This would accelerate the assessment of the

William Wiebe
William Wiebe
Bioethics