The University of Oxford will conduct a study that will determine the possibility of re-infection with the coronavirus. This is reported by Sky News.
The study will involve young people aged 18 to 30 years who have already had the coronavirus. Scientists intend to subject them to repeated contact with the virus. For participation in the experiment, they will be paid 5,000 pounds.
According to the TV channel, after contact with COVID-19, the participants will be isolated for 17 days, they will be monitored and treated if necessary. As part of the study, scientists want to find out how much the human immune system protects against re-infection.
A similar experiment was conducted in the United States. There, according to statistics, 10 percent of those who were ill were infected with the coronavirus.
Earlier, Brazilian scientists found that the polyphenol curcumin, found in turmeric roots and used as a food dye, is a potential antiviral agent for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2.