Hardly the best of times to be playing politics with the health of the world….RLW
Many thanks to those who were in the groups who have been working on this, and fed information into this guidance and the WHO itself for producing such guidance at speed.
The concept of an independent ethics committee for such studies is a particularly good idea; Criterion 7 “SARS-CoV-2 challenge studies should be reviewed by a specialized independent committee”. This should ensure that both experts and laypeople who are familiar with the concept of CHIMs consider carefully the multiple complexities of such studies.
The document can be downloaded and viewed HERE.
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