Would you participate in a clinical trail for a vaccine to fight a disease you could avoid?
The Oregon Health and Science University is conducting a landmark clinical trail on an HIV vaccine. Hopefully, this trial will prove successful in the human testing phase. My question is, how many of you would be willing to test out a vaccine of this type and then afterwards knowingly expose yourself to a virus or disease in order to help promote science, and what do you think would be going through your mind as you made the decision to participate or not participate?
If you don't have money, Hope in a clinical trial which would be free could give an option you may not have otherwise. It could be some people's only hope.
I would say no to HIV, because yes, it is very preventable as long as you are sexually faithful to your partner and stay away from injected illegal drugs. (around 90% of new HIV cases are homosexual and heterosexual men).
The one that would be a maybe to me is the Zika virus. You can try to avoid it, but with the federal government's open borders and unwillingness to screen immigrants for diseases (which is why TB and measles rates are rising), you can't expect the virus to stay out of unaffected areas. And trying to not get the virus given how bad the side effects are if a woman gets pregnant are almost worth the risk of an experimental vaccine.
by Simon Cook 8 years ago
I did a quick poll on a Swine Fly vaccine hub, and almost 70% of the people who responded are not getting a shot - OK so it's only out of 19 people so far - but is that representative of the Hub community? I for one won't be - but we're still talking to the doctor's regarding my pregnant daughter!
by Audrey Hunt 2 years ago
Six days after allowing my Doctor to talk me in to a flu shot guess what happened? That's right. I came down with the flu. I've heard that if this happens it means we already have the virus and the shot just accelerates the process. Doctor warned me that because of my age I...
by Deforest 3 years ago
Why are American doctors not quarantined since Ebola is air born?
by Steve Andrews 8 years ago
The Internet and sites like YouTube are currently full of warningm messages and videos about a proposed worldwide mandatory WHO Swine Flu vaccination programme later this year and many people are speaking out against it. David Icke has made a video entirely devoted to the subject urging everyone to...
by sannyasinman 5 years ago
Whooping cough outbreaks higher among children already vaccinated. Measles vaccines cause measles . . and more http://www.naturalnews.com/035466_whoop … reaks.html
by sannyasinman 7 years ago
Uninformed people in many parts of the world are still being vaccinated against H1N1 swine flu, despite mounting evidence that the vaccine does not work, that the whole "pandemic" was a hoax, and that the vaccine is more dangerous than the virus. And beware, the H1N1 vaccine is now often...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|