As the research for corona virus vaccine intensifies, people in London are being offered £3,500 ($4,600) to be infected with a form of the disease.
In bid to find a vaccine for the virus, volunteers in east London are to be intentionally infected with the deadly corona virus and live in quarantine at the Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre in Whitechapel.
Volunteers will be injected with two common but much less serious strains of the virus.
According to our source, willing participants will have to take two weeks off work and will be banned from physical contact with the outside world.
It’s said that up to 24 people at a time will be paid to be infected with a coronavirus (also known as COVID-19).
The strains, known as 0C43 and 229E, are believed to cause very mild respiratory symptoms. It is hoped that if a vaccine can be developed to combat those milder cases then it could take on coronavirus as well.
This is part of a $2bn global effort to find a vaccine for coronavirus. Over 20 Covid-19 vaccines are currently being developed, according to the World Health Organisation.