Unblinded

Most people have had their first vaccine. Apart from teachers under 55 of course. Angry is far too small a word to describe how I feel about that. I was offered my vaccine last week. A lovely lady from my GP rang me and asked if I’d be OK to come in at 10 o’clock…

Clinical Trial Part Three

Off for my third appointment yesterday morning, as part of the Covid-19 clinical trial that I’m involved with. Woke up to snow first thing, and the clinic is the other side of the Pennines… The first appointment, at the end of November, was for the first injection and involved a lot of questions about my…

Day 21

I’m taking part in Clinical Trials for a Covid vaccine. This isn’t the Pfizer/BioNTech one that needs to be stored at -70 degrees, and it isn’t the Oxford/AstraZeneca one either. Those are just the ones you’ve heard about. Is there any point in continuing with clinical trials when we already have two potentially viable vaccines?…

Covid – My Part in its Downfall

An advert popped up on my Facebook page from an organisation called Synexus. They conduct clinical trials in the UK on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. This particular trial was for a Covid vaccine. More precisely is was – a Phase 3, Randomised, Observer-Blinded,  Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of a SARS-CoV-2 Recombinant Spike Protein…