Faster Human Trials
Different rules apply in a pandemic. If the treatment is sufficiently promising, we should skip to human clinical trials. Covid-19 has a lower fatality rate than AIDS, which set a precedent. 3,000 altruists have even offered to deliberately expose themselves to covid-19!
Experimental AIDS Drug to Be Given to Half of Patients. Marlene Cimons. www.latimes.com . Sep 20, 1986.
The case for vaccine experiments on human volunteers. Peter Singer; Richard Yetter Chappell. www.washingtonpost.com . Apr 27, 2020.
Can Progressives Be Convinced That Genetics Matters? Gideon Lewis-Kraus. www.newyorker.com . Sep 6, 2021. Accessed Sep 7, 2021.