You Can Get $4,550 to Let Scientists Infect You with Coronavirus

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I've often said, i'd do just about anything for a million bucks... But getting Coronavirus intentionally, even for a million dollars seems rather risky. Oh, and they aren't offering that much.

A British company called Hvivo that studies viruses is one of the many groups working like crazy to find a vaccine or cure for COVID-19, which is caused by the recent coronavirus outbreak. But they need people with the virus to study.

So they're paying up. They're looking for volunteers to INTENTIONALLY infect with the virus for $4,550. Then you'll live in their lab in London for two weeks. So hey, $4,550 AND two weeks of free rent.

Is it risky to intentionally get a potentially fatal disease? On some level, yes, but you've got two things working in your favor.

One, they'll infect you with a milder strain. Two, young, healthy people usually handle this virus okay, and across all ages, over 96% of people who get coronavirus survive. 

The lab is only taking groups of 24 people at a time. You can check out their website to see when applications go live. 

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