The coronavirus vaccine volunteer: ‘I hope this is a kick up the ass to do things better’

Both benevolence and selfishness inspired Josh McGrane to take part in the University of Oxford vaccine trials

The world is watching the Covid-19 vaccine trials conducted by the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute closely. Australian Josh McGrane is an associate professor and educational researcher living in Oxford. He decided to take part in the trials when he saw the call-out for volunteers on Facebook earlier this year.

Why did you get involved?
It was a mix of selfishness and benevolence. This was in March, everything was kicking off in the UK and it was nigh on impossible to get a test. I’d been travelling in the beginning of the year and your mind wanders.

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