First woman on vaccine trial 'doing fine' following vile rumours she had died
A woman who became one of the first humans in Europe to receive a potential coronavirus vaccinesays she is "doing fine" despite a rumour claiming she had died.
University of Oxford microbiologist Dr Elisa Granato was one of two people to be injected on Thursday as human trials got underway just three months after studies began.
More than 800 people have been recruited for the trial which would break records if claims it could deliver a marketable by September are met.
Dr Granato told the BBC after being injected on her 32nd birthday: "I'm a scientist, so I wanted to try to support the scientific process wherever I can.
"Since I don’t study viruses, I felt a bit useless these days, so I felt like this is a very easy way for me to support the cause."
Cancer researcher Edward O'Neill was also injected on Thursday.
But rumours began circulating earlier today that efforts had been hit by a tragic set back.
An online article, soon debunked as fake news, claimed the zoology expert had died hours after having the injection after experiencing complications.
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