Re: Covid-19: Human challenge studies will see people purposefully infected with virus
I do not doubt for a moment, the good intentions of the “human challenger” scientists.
But nor is there the slightest doubt that the human challenges are in this case, immoral.
Yes, we know that human challenges have long been formed in the study of viruses.
But unless the individuals subjected to the “challenge” are first apprised, in clear language, all the possible risks, the consent given by these volunteers will be meaningless.
Competing interests: A fellow human being, I regard the process immoral, unethical.