So-called “challenge studies” – to infect or not to infect, that is the question?

I was really interested in reading Fergal Walsh's article today entitled "Coronavirus: Call to infect volunteers in Covid-19 vaccine hunt"; not least because I myself volunteered for a vaccine study 20 years ago and was subsequently (and intentionally) infected with Falciparum malaria in order to test the vaccine's efficacy. The consent process was good and… Continue reading So-called “challenge studies” – to infect or not to infect, that is the question?

Inspiration’s furnace – my July 2020 #YearOfTheNurseAndMidwife #NurseBloggers2020 blogpost

The millennium centre in Cardiff is a particularly impressive building. Every step of it's design has been thought through in forensic detail and even the slate used comes from 6 different quarries, each situated in North Wales. Poet Gwyneth Lewis wrote the now famous words that adorn the outside of the building; words that pierce… Continue reading Inspiration’s furnace – my July 2020 #YearOfTheNurseAndMidwife #NurseBloggers2020 blogpost