Bioethics of Coronavirus Human Challenge Trials : Short Wave In this episode, Maddie Sofia talks with Invisibilia's Alix Spiegel about the bioethics of conducting human challenge trials with the aim of producing a viable coronavirus vaccine. We hear from James Kublin, a clinical health professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, and from Lehua Gray, a 32-year-old woman interested in participating in a trial.
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People Are Volunteering To Be Exposed To The Coronavirus...For Science

People Are Volunteering To Be Exposed To The Coronavirus...For Science

People Are Volunteering To Be Exposed To The Coronavirus...For Science

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In this episode, Maddie Sofia talks with Invisibilia's Alix Spiegel about the bioethics of conducting human challenge trials with the aim of producing a viable coronavirus vaccine. We hear from James Kublin, a clinical health professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, and from Lehua Gray, a 32-year-old woman interested in participating in a trial.

Follow Maddie on Twitter @maddie_sofia and get Alix Spiegel's latest tweets @aspiegelnpr. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Abby Wendle, edited by Deborah George, and fact checked by Emily Vaughn.