1Day Sooner is a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of volunteers willing to participate in high-risk, high-impact medical research.

History

1Day Sooner was founded in April 2020 to promote the use of human challenge trials as a way to speed up the development of COVID-19 vaccines. The organization has now expanded to work on other types of challenge trials, as well as other projects such as pandemic preparedness and vaccine equity.

Evaluation

As of April 2022, 1Day Sooner has received a total of $1.1 million in grants from Open Philanthropy.[1][2]

Further reading

Matthews, Dylan (2020) How exposing healthy volunteers to Covid-19 for vaccine testing would work, Vox, May 20.

Piper, Kelsey (2021) What kind of person signs up to be infected with the coronavirus on purpose?, Vox, March 31.

1Day Sooner. Official website.

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Volunteer for a human challenge trial.

COVID-19 pandemic | pandemic preparedness | vaccines

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    Karnofsky, Holden (2020) 1Day Sooner — General support (May 2020), Open Philanthropy, May 14.

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    Karnofsky, Holden (2020) 1Day Sooner — General support (November 2020), Open Philanthropy, December 8.