Human guinea pigs in a London lab are to be given a form of the killer virus as the search for a lucrative jab hots up
It sounds tempting: a payment of £3,500 to spend two weeks relaxing in front of the television, playing video games or catching up on some reading. There is a catch, however — you will be infected with a coronavirus and banned from physical contact with the outside world.
As part of a global experiment, up to 24 people at a time will be paid to be infected with a coronavirus in a $2bn (£1.53bn) race to find a vaccine for Covid-19.
hVIVO, the company that runs a quarantine unit in East London, is one of 20 sector companies and public organisations taking part in a global effort to develop a vaccine to the virus, which has already killed 3500 people…
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