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Results: Would you want to get paid to catch a disease

Yes

23.08% • 3 votes

No

61.54% • 8 votes

other

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13 votes in total.

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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Jun 17, 1:01 PM
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    Wizard of Id
    Get paid to catch a disease
    • #1
    • 15th Jun 17, 1:01 PM
    Get paid to catch a disease 15th Jun 17 at 1:01 PM
    With the news that researchers at Southampton University are offering people up to £3,526 to be deliberately infected with whooping cough.

    Would you do it?

    Not just whooping cough but any disease and what would be your price?
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
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    • #2
    • 15th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
    • #2
    • 15th Jun 17, 1:03 PM
    Just for the record, I already have enough wrong with me (and enough money).
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • greatgimpo
    • By greatgimpo 15th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
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    • #3
    • 15th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
    • #3
    • 15th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
    You mean I could get paid for these crabs?
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 15th Jun 17, 1:07 PM
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    • #4
    • 15th Jun 17, 1:07 PM
    • #4
    • 15th Jun 17, 1:07 PM
    Saw this earlier and like you - no way.
    I was given the vaccine as a child - but still caught Whooping cough.
    Same with my twins - one ended up in the hospital.
    Why don't they ask prisoners to volunteer like in America - it would save money for better things.
    Last edited by Tipsntreats; 15-06-2017 at 4:31 PM.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 15th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
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    • #5
    • 15th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
    • #5
    • 15th Jun 17, 3:04 PM
    This reminds me of the MoD testing site at Porton Down - they always used to get lots of squaddies volunteering towards the end of the month as they realised payday was still a week to go
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 15th Jun 17, 3:34 PM
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    • #6
    • 15th Jun 17, 3:34 PM
    • #6
    • 15th Jun 17, 3:34 PM
    No way...
    Whooping cough is scary. I had it in December 2015 and I woke up unable to breathe a few times and used to gasp at the end...was scary,
    And the throwing up in public was rather gross from the cough...
    Last edited by Tarry; 15-06-2017 at 3:38 PM.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 15th Jun 17, 3:40 PM
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    • #7
    • 15th Jun 17, 3:40 PM
    • #7
    • 15th Jun 17, 3:40 PM
    I live alone, so it's not practical as there's nobody to discover me unconscious X days later...
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Jun 17, 4:05 PM
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    • #8
    • 15th Jun 17, 4:05 PM
    • #8
    • 15th Jun 17, 4:05 PM
    I had whooping cough as a baby and it left me with weak lungs all my life, so a better vaccine would be welcomed.


    I did volunteer for a lung tissue biopsy at a hospital researching lung dysfunction. I got paid expenses. It was quite interesting; I watched the procedure as it was being done, on video. Hardly felt a thing.

    I also took part in a ten-year programme researching ovarian cancer. Once a year I'd go and have an internal scan. Didn't get paid anything, not even expenses, but I reckoned the research was too important to worry about the train fare.



    I voted 'other' because I don't fit the criteria.......

    "To help, you must be aged 18-45, in good health, willing to live in an isolation unit for 17 days - and sing."
    I could do the sing bit and the isolation bit, but not the rest.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 15-06-2017 at 5:21 PM.
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    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 15th Jun 17, 5:17 PM
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    • #9
    • 15th Jun 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 5:17 PM
    I wouldn't necessarily do it for whooping cough but depending on what other diseases were on offer and how much they would pay I'd certainly consider it. I have already registered an interest in being a test study for medical research (if the right study comes up). They can't find cures for things without being able to test them. Better in a safe and controlled way than just clutching at straws when it might be too late for someone.

    I'm on the bone marrow donor register and I can't see it being much worse than me getting a call or letter or whatever to ask me to be a donor, I've also previously been tested to see if I was compatible to donate a kidney for my cousin, I wasn't but if I had been a match I would have done it, another cousin did it instead. And I've decided to donate my body to science when I die, after my organs have been harvested, I'm not going to need it anymore and if it can do some good and help others it is worth it.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 16th Jun 17, 12:20 AM
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    There a university that would pay you £2000 to have a toe amputated. Well that's not really true; they wanted their microsurgeons to reattach it and that's what the money was really for.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Jun 17, 8:51 AM
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    There a university that would pay you £2000 to have a toe amputated. Well that's not really true; they wanted their microsurgeons to reattach it and that's what the money was really for.
    Originally posted by zagubov



    Did they guarantee functionality?

    Losing a toe can seriously affect your gait and translate all the way up to your cervical spine!
    If it doesn't work properly, that can have a similar effect.
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    • amistupid
    • By amistupid 16th Jun 17, 11:03 AM
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    You mean I could get paid for these crabs?
    Originally posted by greatgimpo
    You probably paid for them.
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    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 16th Jun 17, 11:06 AM
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    I attended a flu camp once, I was paid £2,000 to potentially catch flu and try a flu treatment/placebo.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 16th Jun 17, 11:38 PM
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    Did they guarantee functionality?

    Losing a toe can seriously affect your gait and translate all the way up to your cervical spine!
    If it doesn't work properly, that can have a similar effect.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I think the point of it was to remove a toe that doesn't contribute to gait and then let the microsurgeons reattach the vessels and nerves. Obviously the big toe wouldn't be in the frame as ti's the one toe you absolutely need to walk with.

    I know they use toes to substitute for lost fingers nowadays.
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 17th Jun 17, 12:27 AM
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    There's nothing on earth that could entice me to willingly risk Whooping Cough.

    It's foul.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 17th Jun 17, 7:18 PM
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    I am trying to think of a single disease I'd be willing to deliberately catch!
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 17th Jun 17, 8:25 PM
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    Ironically I seem to have caught something
    I have a tickly sore throat and a runny nose it's not my hay fever as that was kept in check with a tablet this morning.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th Jun 17, 9:24 PM
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    Ironically I seem to have caught something
    I have a tickly sore throat and a runny nose it's not my hay fever as that was kept in check with a tablet this morning.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    It is doing the rounds Wizard - been right through every member of my family. A nasty flu type virus that starts with a very sore throat. It goes on for 2-3 weeks I am sorry to tell you. A cough remains after all that. Take care and drink plenty of fluids.
    Money, money, money
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 17th Jun 17, 9:29 PM
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    There's nothing on earth that could entice me to willingly risk Whooping Cough.

    It's foul.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Is it that Never ever want to wake up unable to get a breath EVER again...
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 17th Jun 17, 10:24 PM
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    It is doing the rounds Wizard - been right through every member of my family. A nasty flu type virus that starts with a very sore throat. It goes on for 2-3 weeks I am sorry to tell you. A cough remains after all that. Take care and drink plenty of fluids.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Cough lasted 7 weeks for me, just feeling better. You can keep the whooping Cough.
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