Why this volunteer can't wait to be infected with Covid-19
The UK government has signed a contract for a company to conduct the first human challenge studies for the novel coronavirus. Healthy volunteers will be vaccinated, then deliberately infected with the virus in a controlled setting. Up to 19 volunteers at a time will take part in the trials, which will be held at the Royal Free Hospital in London, which houses a Biosafety Level 3 ward. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Researchers believe a man in Nevada was infected with the coronavirus twice, making him the first patient to be reinfected in the U.S. Doctor Mark Pandori, one of the authors of the study investigating this case, joined CBSN with more on the growing questions about COVID-19 immunity. People who have been infected with #Covid-19 are usually asked to stay home and quarantined. But that rule does not seem to apply to everyone: some #hospitals in #France have made some of their staff come to work even if they had been infected, because they have no one to replace them. Those doctors and nurses are #asymptomatic but some say health institutions are putting patients at risk. President Trump, who is still infected and contagious with COVID-19, returned to the Oval Office against the advice of some aides urging him to recuperate in the White House residence instead. After spending seven days in the ICU battling COVID-19, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is speaking out, saying he was wrong about not wearing a mask. "I let my guard down and I am fortunate enough to be here this morning," Christie said. He said he caught the virus at the White House ceremony announcing Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court last month. "It wiped me out," Christie said, adding that he now realizes he was wrong not to wear a mask.