I’m in the Pfizer Trial. Should I Get Vaccinated Early?

One participant’s ethical quandaries

Carina Storrs
Elemental

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Photo: Pool/Getty Images

Nothing about volunteering in a Covid-19 vaccine trial felt like a sacrifice. When I eked out a spot at one of the NYC trial sites for the Pfizer vaccine in late summer, friends and family thanked me for putting myself on the line. Some questioned my decision because of how little was known about the…

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Carina Storrs
Elemental

I’m a freelance journalist and writer based in NYC. I focus on medicine, infectious disease, children’s health, mental health, sustainability & animal welfare.