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Risking Your Life to Test a Life-Saving Vaccine

January 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Virtual Event

Would you volunteer to be Injected with COVID-19? In the dark early weeks of the pandemic, thousands of young people from all over the world volunteered to be injected with Covid, in order to speed up vaccine trials. They formed an organization called 1Day Sooner, believing that speeding a vaccine up by even one day would save so many lives that it was worth risking their own. On January 26 at 12 pm PT, four volunteers will describe how and why they made this difficult choice. Larissa MacFarquhar, staff writer for The New Yorker, will moderate the panel discussion. Michael Specter, Stanford professor of bioengineering and staff writer for The New Yorker, will introduce the event.

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McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
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