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RAVE. Mad. The devil’s child.

These are just some of the reactions I get from friends and acquaintances when they hear I’ve signed up to be a guinea pig for a vaccine against Covid-19.

But I feel I have no choice. I have to do something.

During the hard lockdown, I volunteered with the Ladles of Love organisation, making sandwiches three times a week for hungry schoolchildren. Yet I also had a burning desire to do something that would make a long-term difference in the battle against this terrible disease.

Then I heard about a call for volunteers in a vaccine trial and I decided, “This is it.” I want to help prove vaccines are safe

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