Help find a vaccine for COVID-19

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Sep 2 9:26am

Dr. Fauci has sent a request for people to sign up for a clinical trial for COVID- 19 prevention. It for the purpose of developing vaccines, and to help prevent COVID-19. This is what you can expect, so please read this prior to signing up.
https://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/what-to-expect-volunteer/
Here is the sign-up questionnaire.
https://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/
Thank you for your participation if you sign up.

Merry

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I signed up for a vaccine trial last night. There was an advertisement on Facebook. The trial I signed up for is phase 3 of Azd1222. I havd first appointment next week in Bloomington, MN. This is vaccine from Oxford. They are accepting people of all ages and with well-controlled chronic conditions.

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@ihatediabetes– Good luck, and thank you for helping us all.

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Thanks for posting this @merpreb

This most recent Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast with Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, gives an overview of vaccines. He explains how vaccines work.

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Thanks Merry! @merpreb – took the survey and registered 🙂

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@colleenyoung

Thanks for posting this @merpreb

This most recent Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast with Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, gives an overview of vaccines. He explains how vaccines work.

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Thanks for this! I’m so torn about volunteering or not….even though I don t even know if they would accept me. Hehe. @migizii

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@migizii– Hello- Good morning. Have you read all of the information so that you can make a choice? Is something frightening you?

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@migizii

Thanks for this! I’m so torn about volunteering or not….even though I don t even know if they would accept me. Hehe. @migizii

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There's a questionnaire people fill out on line first. Then you know right away if you're eligible. I don't know why this happened to me but I was directed to make an appointment right away. Then I got sent a link to my email to something called study hub. I had to activate it in 7 days. So I did and created a password. So people can start the process and drop out if they don't feel comfortable.

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@merpreb

@migizii– Hello- Good morning. Have you read all of the information so that you can make a choice? Is something frightening you?

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@merpreb, Thank you for posting this request for participation in clinical trial studies. I have read the information and applaud Dr. Fauci for all he does, this included, and to you for making this request available to us in Connect. I will not be participating because of several serious health immune issues that prevent my wanting to be in any unnecessary contact with others. Hoping that many will participate and will share this with friends less compromised health wise. Thanks again for all you and our other mentors do to keep us well informed!

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@merpreb

@migizii– Hello- Good morning. Have you read all of the information so that you can make a choice? Is something frightening you?

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My concern is my lung disease – bronchiectasis- and how that may be affected by taking the vaccine

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@ihatediabetes

There's a questionnaire people fill out on line first. Then you know right away if you're eligible. I don't know why this happened to me but I was directed to make an appointment right away. Then I got sent a link to my email to something called study hub. I had to activate it in 7 days. So I did and created a password. So people can start the process and drop out if they don't feel comfortable.

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Thx for letting me know😊

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@migizii

My concern is my lung disease – bronchiectasis- and how that may be affected by taking the vaccine

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@migizii– Good morning. This is a very legitimate concern and I have it too with lung cancer. I'm sure that this concern will be recognized. And as @ihatediabetes said, you don't have to do anything that that you are uncomfortable with and can drop out at any time.

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@merpreb

@migizii– Good morning. This is a very legitimate concern and I have it too with lung cancer. I'm sure that this concern will be recognized. And as @ihatediabetes said, you don't have to do anything that that you are uncomfortable with and can drop out at any time.

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After reading many responses, I decided to fill out the survey but have not heard any response as yet. I’m guessing it’s because I live in a rural area far away from any urban areas. I may not even get a chance to be denied or consider dropping out……..

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@migizii

After reading many responses, I decided to fill out the survey but have not heard any response as yet. I’m guessing it’s because I live in a rural area far away from any urban areas. I may not even get a chance to be denied or consider dropping out……..

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@migizii— Not necessarily @migizii, I haven't heard anything either. I think that this will most likely be a process and not an event at this time. It just started so let's wait a bit and see what happens, ok?

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@migizii

After reading many responses, I decided to fill out the survey but have not heard any response as yet. I’m guessing it’s because I live in a rural area far away from any urban areas. I may not even get a chance to be denied or consider dropping out……..

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migizii – I think @ihatediabetes rapid response was due to the facts that she lives in one of the "targeted areas" for testing – large metro area with a clinic just beginning their trial, and with her disabled son, she is out and about in the community often.

Nerd Alert! The following is a description of how to choose a sample population.
The statisticians tell the team the number of each "type" of subject they need to enroll to get the valid sample, and they work outward from the center of their study area to enroll the numbers they need. Types can include age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, location, underlying conditions… History shows the nearer subjects are to the test location (for followup) the more likely they are to stay all the way through to the end.
Finally, if you are in an area with very little Covid, or you are self-isolating due to underlying conditions, you will be near the bottom of the list because they want people who will likely be exposed to the virus.
Sue

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@sueinmn

migizii – I think @ihatediabetes rapid response was due to the facts that she lives in one of the "targeted areas" for testing – large metro area with a clinic just beginning their trial, and with her disabled son, she is out and about in the community often.

Nerd Alert! The following is a description of how to choose a sample population.
The statisticians tell the team the number of each "type" of subject they need to enroll to get the valid sample, and they work outward from the center of their study area to enroll the numbers they need. Types can include age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, location, underlying conditions… History shows the nearer subjects are to the test location (for followup) the more likely they are to stay all the way through to the end.
Finally, if you are in an area with very little Covid, or you are self-isolating due to underlying conditions, you will be near the bottom of the list because they want people who will likely be exposed to the virus.
Sue

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@sueinmn– Thank you for interpreting this! I am in an area with very little covid!

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