In this time of pandemic, we are desparatly waiting for a cure or vaccine for COVID-19. Many researchers are striving hard to find either one of these modalities.
Good news is that some of the researchers have found some vaccine candidates. The initial phases have given promising results. They have moved onto the next phase of the vaccine trials.
For a vaccine to become a success, it needs human subjects. They are referred as “volunteers.” They are the healthy humans who are willing to take risk of being given the novel vaccine.
The candidate vaccines have been good in the initial phases and therefore have received approval for the next phase of human trial. It doesn’t mean that they can’t cause any potential harm.
The volunteers have to give their informed consent before they recieve a shot. This is entirely done out of freewill. There is no scope for coercion or pressure to participate. The volunteers need to be adequately compensated in the event of any adverse effects.
I salute these volunteers who are going extra mile for all of us. They will become a prototype of people who will help the researchers to conclude the validity and effectiveness of these potential life saving vaccines.
As a medical fraternity, we will be always indebted to these noble people who volunteered in spite knowing the dangers of such interventions. Kudos to you volunteers.
To these volunteers, I have only two words, “Thank you.” I deeply appreciate your sacrificial gesture. You have served all humanity by your greatness.
I bless you all in the mighty name of Yeshua Meshiakh.