Simeon Courtie described the side effects that he has been told to expect. GMB’s Susanna Reid quizzed Mr Courtie on the process of the trial and on what conditions he has agreed to. Mr Courtie stated that over 500 people have signed up to take part in the coronavirus vaccine trial.
Ms Reid said: “What sort of side effects have you been warned about?”
Mr Courtie replied: “They think it will be along the lines of having flu if you get the worst end.
“They don’t know, everybody is different.
“You might just get very mild side effects but I think at worse a fever for a couple of days and some aches and pains.
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Mr Courtie stated that over 500 people have signed up to take part in the coronavirus vaccine trial
“It shouldn’t be too disruptive to my life.”
The Good Morning Britain presenter said: “Do you know what the process is, how many injections you get, what are the conditions?”
Mr Courtie responded: “I am going to a place called the Jenner institute which is a set of old buildings around the back of Church Hill hospital in Oxford.
“I went there for my screening with a group of other people.
“There are 500 people in total on this trial.”
At the time of writing, Britain has the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
The UK has more than 133,000 cases in total.
The death toll in Britain is currently higher than 18,000.
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Worldwide there have been more than 2,600,000 COVID-19 cases.
The death toll has reached more than 185,000 at the time of writing.
More than 720,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.
The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 850,000 confirmed cases.