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Launch of human challenge trial to study immune response in people who have already had COVID-19 infection

Researchers at the University of Oxford are launching a human challenge trial to look at what kind of immune response can stop people from becoming re-infected with SARS-CoV-2 after they’ve already had it once, and to investigate how the immune system reacts second time round.

Please note this challenge trial is not designed to test vaccines.

Journalists dialled in to this briefing to hear from the scientist in charge of the trial explain how it will work, when it will start, who can take part, and what it aims to find out. 


Speakers included:

Prof Helen McShane, Professor of Vaccinology at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, and Chief Investigator on the study


This Briefing was accompanied by an SMC Roundup of Comments.

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