The 18-year-old is part of a study that wants to track how Corona reacts to the body, how it is transmitted and how many viruses it takes for the disease to break out.
The candidates are then placed in a locked compartment for 17 days. This is to prevent other people from being infected.
When Alastair Fraser-Urquhar heard about the study, he immediately volunteered – out of conviction. “If we had started earlier in the pandemic, we might have been able to distribute vaccines as early as Christmas,” the teenager told the British newspaper
He donates the compensation to the vaccination organization
Of course, he is also worried about the study. But: “I have accepted the risks.” His family is not enthusiastic. But they would understand why he was doing it and would support him.
For their participation in the study, the test subjects receive compensation of the equivalent of 5,600 francs. But that’s why Alastair Fraser-Urquhar didn’t volunteer. He would like to donate the money to the People’s Vaccine Alliance.
The organization worked around the world to ensure that vaccines were distributed fairly. A good thing that the Briton would like to support.