First COVID-19 Vacine patient alive
By Samuel Ogunsona with reports from The Guardian (London)
Fresh indications have emerged that Elisa Granato, the first human trial for COVID-19 trial Vacine is alive.
Irohonoodua strongly apologise for the earlier misleading reports.
The reports of her death was circulated on social media.
But the UK vaccine trial volunteer says she is ‘doing fine’ after online death rumours
The Guardian (London) reports that one of the first people to be injected as part of UK human trials for a coronavirus vaccine has said she is “doing fine”, after a fake article about her death was circulated on social media. The article claims that microbiologist Dr Elisa Granato, who took part in the trial in Oxford on Thursday, had died following complications after taking the vaccine, ” reported The Guardian.
It said the government later said the article was “completely untrue”, and warned people about sharing unsubstantiated claims online.
Granato was one of two people to take part in the trial, and said she was excited to support the efforts by volunteering.
Following the article about her “death”, she tweeted about the news before making her Twitter account private. She wrote: “Nothing like waking up to a fake article on your death … I’m doing fine everyone.”