This Company Will Pay You to Get Coronavirus, Twitter Doesn’t Mind
Yep, you read that right.
When you live in the times of coronavirus, every day there’s new information to tickle your brain.
But this tops everything that’s surfaced so far.
A research facility in London is willing to pay people if they agree to be injected by a coronavirus.
The Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre in London has 24 spots for such volunteers. And the Centre will be paying $4,588 to each volunteer, which is roughly 3,40,083 INR.
Of course, it’s not just fun and games. A research company Hvivo is attempting to come up with a vaccine for the coronavirus disease, officially known as COVID-19, but to do that, they need human guinea pigs. Hence, such a dark and twisted announcement.
Even after people volunteer, there will be a series of tests before the 24 spots are finally filled up. Once selected, volunteers will be injected with weaker strains of the virus, that will most likely cause mild respiratory problems. The new vaccines will then be tested on these volunteers.
However, just being injected with the coronavirus is not enough. The volunteers, or patients, will have to follow a restricted diet, avoid human contact, give up exercise and stay in quarantine for two weeks.
(Are the 3 lakhs really worth it?)
Apart from the fact that this feels like some kind of an alternate apocalyptic reality, can we talk about the risks of this? Risks that include... death.
Also, we’re not the best people to comment but where exactly is this experiment on the ethics spectrum?
Anyway, here’s what Twitter thinks.
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