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Coronavirus Conversations: The Science and Ethics of Human Challenge Trials for COVID-19

The Science And Ethics of human challenge trials for covid-19
Monday, August 24, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coronavirus Conversations

Co-Hosted with The Petrie-Flom Center For Bioethics at Harvard University

Human challenge trials for COVID-19 offer an opportunity to speed the development of treatments and vaccines that can help tame the pandemic. But they are risky for participants, and pose thorny ethical questions. Even with willing volunteers, the scientific and medical communities must carefully weigh the risks before launching any human challenge trials, and put strong ethical safeguards in place.

Join Duke Science & Society and our panel of experts in a discussion of the science, promise, and risks of human challenge trials, how they might play a role in bringing an end to the coronavirus pandemic, and how to legally and ethically do so.