‘A little man of history’: teenagers who have signed up to test the Kovid-19 vaccine – more lifestyle

‘A little man of history’: teenagers who have signed up to test the Kovid-19 vaccine – more lifestyle

Two teenage siblings in the United States who signed up for a coronavirus vaccine trial said they did so because they wanted to make their small contribution to history. 17-year-old Nathan Williams and his sister Delilah signed for trial after spending months in epidemic isolation. Her mother, Melanie Williams, is a nurse and hospital administrator who works in wards dealing with COVID-19 patients.

Nathan said, “The first thing that came to mind was to be a man to others, mainly to help everyone before just worrying about their concerns.” Melanie stated that she enrolled first in the Vaccine Research Trial of Pfizer Inc at Ochsner Health, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and later joined Delilah. It was entirely his decision, Melanie said.

He said, “They come home to me and carefully take off my shoes at the door and bring nothing in. And there was also a certain time that we were away from each other because in the inpatient area such There was an increase in cases., “She said. “I left the brochure on the table. I had no conversation about them until they asked me questions. And then it was sure, why not? “

A panel of advisors from outside the US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted overwhelmingly with Germany’s BioNtech SE to support the emergency use of the vaccine developed by Pfizer. It is expected that the agency will soon authorize the shot for COVID-19, a country that has lost more than 285,000 lives.

The chief investigator of the trial for Ochsner Health stated that children like Williams were providing a great public service.

“We have many vaccines for the pediatric population,” Drs. Julia Garcia-Diaz cites measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, pneumonia and flu.

“And all those vaccines … were tested in children to ensure that it is safe and effective in that population. COVID is no different.”

Williams siblings have not experienced any side effects from test shots, which may be a vaccine dose or a placebo in a double-blind study. He said that monitoring his temperature and any symptoms is a minor inconvenience in a global pandemic. “To think that I could be a small part of history is exciting.” “And if I’m just a small person in history, that’s fine with me.”

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without textual modifications. Only the title has been changed.)

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