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Two health care workers prepare syringes with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine in London Monday. A U.K. study will expose volunteers to the coronavirus and could help development of future vaccines. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Scientists Are Infecting Healthy Volunteers With The Coronavirus

Exposing people to a potentially fatal disease could hasten understanding of COVID-19 and development of new vaccines and treatments. But the risks of such studies raise serious ethical questions.

Grover Nicodemus Street, a military veteran who has been a nurse for more than two decades, is among the traveling nurses on the front lines in the battle against coronavirus. Grover Nicodemus Street hide caption

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'War Doesn't Even Compare': A Year In The Life Of A Traveling Nurse

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People wait in line for Fiesta Mart to open after the store lost electricity in Austin, Texas on February 17, 2021. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images hide caption

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How Giant Batteries Are Protecting The Most Vulnerable In Blackouts

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Two health care workers prepare syringes with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine in London Monday. A U.K. study will expose volunteers to the coronavirus and could help development of future vaccines. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Scientists Are Infecting Healthy Volunteers With The Coronavirus

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