Would You Subject Yourself to Getting the Flu for Money?
Being sick is just miserable.
The sprints to the bathroom, no appetite, and boxes of tissues are not fun. Well, if you’re up for it, researchers at St. Louis University are paying volunteers $3,500 and a free stay at local hotel for 12 days with catered meals, according to Eyewitness 3 News.
Has to be a catch, right? There is: You have to be willing to be exposed to the flu in order to test a new vaccine. And it get’s more interesting. According to the university, “some of the volunteers will either get a vaccine shot or a placebo and then get exposed to the virus through a nasal spray.”
Which means some will feel better sooner and others will have to deal with it full on! According to reports, "The university spent about $350,000 to convert 24 hotel rooms at the Salus Center into a quarantined medical unit, equipped with reading nooks and game tables for socializing.”
So, you will be battling the flu in complete luxury.
Some people would feel that no amount of money or chicken soup is worth dealing with the nasty symptoms of the flu. But if you’re strong enough, it could be a lucrative deal. What do you say? Are you going to apply?