World News – GB – Kate Garraway fears ‘courageous’ volunteers may be infected with Covid-19


The Good Morning Britain host, 53, praised those who were intentionally infected with the deadly virus for a new study but admitted she was worried about their chances of not recovering

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Kate Garraway has expressed concern for ‘brave’ volunteers who will be infected with Covid-19 for new study, as husband continues to fight for his life in hospital

The TV host, who knows all too well the devastating impact of the virus, said she was surprised to hear about the trials because not much is still known about the coronavirus

Discussing the groundbreaking research with Dr Amir Khan on Good Morning Britain today, Kate shared her fear that the attendees were one of the ‘unhappy’ people who develop major symptoms for which he does not ‘there is no cure

Kate told viewers: « There is a new trial – which we were all surprised at – underway at the University of Oxford

« I didn’t think this was happening, I mean it’s a brave volunteer doing this, » she exclaimed

Dr Amir said only fit and healthy people between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to participate in the potentially life-saving study

Explaining how it will work, he continued, « It will be under very controlled circumstances to find out how much virus is needed to cause the infection.

« They will slowly expose them to small amounts of the virus to see what the threshold is, which might help with a vaccine

« They will monitor these people very closely, it will be very controlled and there will be relief drugs if one of them falls ill », assured the doctor

Kate didn’t look convinced when she asked, « When you say very controlled, it’s a disease we don’t fully understand

« So they might be watching you very closely and you might suddenly be one of those unhappy people who suddenly develop symptoms for which we still have no cure »

Dr Amir agreed: « This is a trial, things can go wrong They are very courageous volunteers who will go forward for this »

The former political lobbyist developed major symptoms with Kate explaining how his organs were ‘dying out’ – leaving him to fight for his life on an intensive care ventilator

Giving an update on her condition this month, Kate said Derek lost eight stones during his hospital stay

She said he was in a state of « minimal consciousness » but was still unable to speak

Good Morning Britain, Kate Garraway, Ranvir Singh, Piers Morgan, ITV, Lisa Nandy

World news – GB – Kate Garraway fears ‘brave’ volunteers may be infected with Covid -19



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