I had myself injected with Covid-19

September 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

Checking my temperature

Last Friday I took off my warm jacket and told a doctor to plunge a needle into my arm to potentially infect me with Covid-19. Since then I have had to take my own temperature daily.

Twelve hours after being injected I suffered from rigors and was lethargic for another 12 hours. Thereafter and since I have been fine. I am doing my usual morning runs again.

Why did I do that? I signed up to be a test subject to help find a vaccination against the dreaded Covid-19.

But why?

  • I want to help find an affordable, safe vaccine soon. Very soon. South Africa’s economy needs tourism and retail to resume to normal.
  • I am healthy.
  • I am privileged and understand the potential consequences.

Many companies are testing possible vaccines. For a comprehensive look at the front runners, I recommend this article on the National Geographic website.

The study I am part of, is listed third from the top.

If you want to read more detail about the Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial testing the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine, I would suggest this article.


As jy kan Afrikaans lees, klik dan hier vir my veel deegliker stuk op LitNet.


On a much lighter note, a group of medical doctors made this wonderful video. Do enjoy it.


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