Author Topic: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?  (Read 1051 times)

Kryton

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Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« on: August 17, 2020, 01:00:25 PM »
I'm tempted - If for no other reason it'll be interesting to see if it's effective and basically do a little good in the world. Plus it'd be a nice middle finger up to the anti-vax crowd when I can tell them I've had no ill-effects, nor is Bill Gates spying on me.

Anyone else considering it?

Danger Man

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2020, 01:15:53 PM »
Vote Kryton

Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2020, 01:52:43 PM »
You’re representing  cab on this krypton - go get ‘em!

Chollis

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 02:03:17 PM »
i'm autistic enough thanks!

Kryton

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020, 02:04:33 PM »
Done - Signed up. If I die then it's for a good cause and if I live then I'll be immune for a bit. Plus I'll have Bill Gates's keeping an eye on me.

Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2020, 02:13:29 PM »
The bit where your head swells to the size of Frank Sidebottom's, is only agony for the first three days.

Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2020, 02:15:25 PM »
You know it is, it really is.

Blinder Data

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2020, 02:45:13 PM »
i'm autistic enough thanks!

I laughed.

chveik

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2020, 03:15:04 PM »
^ me too.

George Oscar Bluth II

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2020, 06:11:57 PM »
Already on it mate, not had That Covid either so from this I assume it works perfectly.

Absorb the anus burn

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2020, 06:27:02 PM »
You know it is, it really is.

I also laughed.

Kryton

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2020, 09:25:29 PM »
Had a phone call (well I didn't) with an automatically registered number on my mobile, asked them to ring me back inf (5-10 minutes), the lady said she'd ring back. She didn't.
Later got an email with a fair amount of the obvious questions. Clicked them relevantly, now we await the belly of the beast.

gib

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2020, 09:44:07 PM »

Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2020, 11:04:02 PM »
Signed up earlier. Feel like most of my answers to the preliminary questions were pretty vanilla (except for the ethnicity one, possibly) and they've probably already had loads of similar applicants, so we'll see.

Although I do realise this isn't an IPSOS market research questionnaire (and as such, I'm unlikely to get a free Amazon voucher once I complete 5000 doses of vaccine).

Uncle TechTip

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2020, 08:11:30 AM »
How will you know it's effective if you still have to take part in all the social distancing measures? What if it's one, not the other? Not that it's a reason not to, but it will take a long time to be certain.

Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2020, 12:32:28 PM »
They should inject them with corono the week after and see what happens.

Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2020, 02:14:01 PM »
I'd like to but

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You may need to do some things at home, like take a throat and nose swab every week, or keep a diary.

Ugh. Can't someone else do it?

Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2020, 11:17:36 PM »
How will you know it's effective if you still have to take part in all the social distancing measures? What if it's one, not the other? Not that it's a reason not to, but it will take a long time to be certain.

Yeah, I wondered this too. I assume antibody testing, and/or they escort you down your local when you leave the clinic.

Maybe they'll monitor people like with the travel quarantine, except this time you get slapped with a £10,000 fine if they don't see you gallivanting about and getting huffed on by randoms.

MojoJojo

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2020, 12:12:31 PM »
How will you know it's effective if you still have to take part in all the social distancing measures? What if it's one, not the other? Not that it's a reason not to, but it will take a long time to be certain.

That's just statistics. You just have to trial enough people.

Blue Jam

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Re: Anyone signing up for the vaccine trial?
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2020, 05:19:54 PM »
Just done it. Answered the "Have you been diagnosed with moderate or severe asthma?" question with "Not sure" though because I haven't been able to visit a GP in person and get a proper diagnosis and was just prescribed an inhaler as a precaution.

Whatevs, I had the MMR as an adult in 2010 and I'm fine. I think.

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