The BBC reports that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the United Kingdom (which might not be all that united soon, but that’s another story).
A clinical trial for this vaccine is being run in New Hampshire. Among the testers is my wife; she had no reaction to the first shot, so she fears it was the placebo. She’s also having trouble spending the $100 payment she got – it’s on a card that doesn’t seem to work.
The full story of the vaccine approval is here.
I wrote about the N.H. clinical trial last month.
Sounds like the card is placebo, too!
My wife and I are also taking part in the AZ trial and just received our second dose. I had a fever after the first one but nothing after the second. She had no reaction from either jab.
Haven’t tried the card, yet. Got checks the first time since they were out of cards at our first appointment.
We’ll know if we got the real deal in early January, though. I work at a medical lab that processes COVID samples and we’re getting tested for the IgG and IgM antibodies there next week. (Yes, I know it’s kind of cheating in a double-blind study, but it’s a pandemic and we’ll need to know if we should get vaccinated when they are available to our groups.)
I’m in the trial too, and the card didn’t work a week after I got it. A delay on the study’s end apparently, when I called to inquire. But I recently got an email that the money has been posted to it. Bought groceries with it last week, so try your card again.
Of course the money isn’t the point–I want vaccines out there, the more the merrier. My second jab is next week.