Coronavirus: Scientists offer people R73k to be infected, SA reacts

Coronavirus: Scientists offer people R73k to be infected, SA reacts

- Scientists have revealed that they would pay to infect volunteers with a strain of the deadly coronavirus bug - for R73 400

- The aim of the deliberate infection is to try and create a vaccine for the deadly Covid-19 virus

- Our readers have since reacted to the news and we took a look at some of the best comments

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Scientist are doing the most to try and stop the coronavirus - even if it means deliberately infecting people.

Earlier, reported that experts are willing to pay a whopping R73 400 to infect volunteers with the deadly virus.

According to reports, up to 24 people would be paid at a go to be infected with a less harmful form of Covid-19 at a lab in East London.

The aim of the research is to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. News of the scientists' offer went viral and our readers had a lot to say about it.

Some joked they were willing to do it while other said the money wasn't nearly enough. We decided to take a look at some of the comments.

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Letha Uku Khanya Konke wrote:

"It's fair, this virus is not life threatening, R73k might actually be more than enough. You get infected with the flu every year, for free, might as well just take the cash and help science."

Havest Havest added:

"Where do we get the forms for that lil job. I really need money."

Kelebogile Tshimologo said:

"Make it R5m then maybe we can talk because if I die at least my family will be well taken care of."

Victor Godfree Nkuna commented:

"Can they please organise a first flight tomorrow morning, can't miss such opportunity."

Alpheus Motlaika Mojela wrote:

"Why R73k? Why don't they round it off to the next decimal place."

Keezy Maverick said:

"Where do we flipping apply? (Genaro's voice)"

Nosiphiwo Matshayana added:

"R2 million and we have a deal."

Others wanted to know why the scientists don't just test on those who are already infected.

Theophiluz Birdboy Kgasu commented:

"There are people who are already infected by the virus, they should just use those to find the vaccine."

Thomas Chabalala wrote:

"So people want to die for only R73 000, why can't they use the people who are infected?"

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