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Would you be one of the 500? Vaccine

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RigaBalsam Tue 21-Apr-20 17:55:56

Human trials are to start this week. I am
thankful to these people.

I don't know if I could myself. Maybe when i was younger.

Bet they are not paid that much either.

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PumpkinP Tue 21-Apr-20 18:02:21

No, I was thinking about this earlier. I just couldn’t.

Grumpbum123 Tue 21-Apr-20 18:03:01

I would

RigaBalsam Tue 21-Apr-20 18:04:39

It makes me think of the BBC documentary the one that went wrong.

Brave people.

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Bearbehind Tue 21-Apr-20 18:05:08

If I was seriously ill with CV I’d let them try anything

Hazelnutlatteplease Tue 21-Apr-20 18:05:52

Yes and No.

If i was frontline and likely to be exposed anyway yes absolutely.

As it is im sole parent to two DC, one with significant SN. So no i cant

Bearbehind Tue 21-Apr-20 18:06:04

Would they be paid anything?

Surely it’s just being trialled on people who have CV and agree to it

Camomila Tue 21-Apr-20 18:07:19

I think a vaccine would have to be trialed on people who haven't had it yet?

Halfsiblingsmadecontact Tue 21-Apr-20 18:07:43

I've got a screening appointment later this week to be considered in a trial. I will need to discuss potential side effects carefully as I've had minor vaccine reactions in the past - it may turn out that I'm considered more suitable for a later stage of the trials process.

Bearbehind Tue 21-Apr-20 18:09:19

True - a vaccine isn’t a cure is it now I think about it

EthelMayFergus Tue 21-Apr-20 18:10:45

I don't think I would unless it was trial the vaccine or death, but I really admire those brave enough to volunteer. And I'm very grateful obviously.

RigaBalsam Tue 21-Apr-20 18:11:57

Ah half.

Thank you for trying.

In the docu I watched I think they received 3k.

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HeresMe Tue 21-Apr-20 18:25:40

Reading these comments I do wonder if people know what a vaccine is, as it appears a lot don't.

EC22 Tue 21-Apr-20 18:27:16


Casino218 Tue 21-Apr-20 18:30:48

I probably couldn't as I had a blood transfusion in 2000. This prevents me donating blood or plasma.

ChipotleBlessing Tue 21-Apr-20 18:31:19

I might. I’d need to know more about what stage trials it was and what was the procedure. It’s most likely that these trials will be people who have a vaccine to check for side effects rather than to check efficacy, because with the country in lockdown they’re unlikely to be naturally exposed to the virus. So the risks aren’t that great.

Bimbleberries Tue 21-Apr-20 18:52:20

It doesn't sound like these trials are 'challenge' trials though, where they deliberately infect anyone with the virus. They just seem to be starting off checking whether an immune response occurs from the vaccine. It will be harder to tell if it prevents Covid-19 because under lockdown, fewer people are exposed to it, but I think deliberately infecting people is still seen as too dangerous.

I wonder what is happening with the vaccine being trialled in Seattle? They were giving it to human volunteers in mid-March, again for the purposes of seeing if an immune response was raised to it, rather than to see if it prevented infection.

And at some point, there will have to be comparisons made between different vaccines, if there are several that seem to do something, and i hope it's the scientists and not the politicians or economists that debate that and make recommendations.

CatteStreet Tue 21-Apr-20 18:54:12

With informed consent, I would, yes.

SunShine682 Tue 21-Apr-20 18:55:01

No chance.

tootyfruitypickle Tue 21-Apr-20 18:57:10

The oxford ones are giving it to people and seeing if they catch covid, compared to a control group. So measuring over time. They have to measure in 18-50 year olds first . If it works in them they see if it works in older population as vaccines are not always as effective in older population. Scientist explained it on Marr at weekend, I just watched it again.

Springcatkin Tue 21-Apr-20 18:58:07

I would volunteer too @Halfsiblingsmadecontact how did you volunteer?

tootyfruitypickle Tue 21-Apr-20 18:58:18

She also said there might be several different vaccines , biggest issue likely to be scale of production so different vaccines that use different methods is a helpful route

tootyfruitypickle Tue 21-Apr-20 18:58:58

I would if not a lone parent and cancer survivor - sadly I have baggage that would probably rule me out anyway !

FromZeroToHero Tue 21-Apr-20 19:01:52

No bloody way I would never risk my health with vaccine testing

tootyfruitypickle Tue 21-Apr-20 19:03:58

They’re testing if it works I think. If worried about safety it wouldn’t be going into people, very unlikely any risks

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