In this February 19, 2021 article for The Defender, Megan Redshaw takes a deep dive on the planned human challenge trials in the UK. Redshaw explains what human challenge trials are, how they are important for vaccine development, and why they are unethical in the case of SARS-CoV-2.
Editor’s Note: Since when did governments agreed to abandon the precautionary principle? Why did the UK government approve the human challenge trials, when it continues to insist that there are no therapeutic remedies for SARS-CoV-2? How does the government intend to deal with individuals who contract the virus during the course of the study?
Does the government simply do not care about possible casualties of the human challenge trials? Do they want to turn humans into ginuea pigs? They should probably educate themselves that the virus is not deadly and that there are effective drugs that can be used for early treatment, and hence there is nothing to worry about.