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Vaccine test made him ill, but he has no regrets

Jun 01, 2020 - The Boston Globe


Ian Haydon volunteered to be exposed to the novel coronavirus. The higher dose he received led to significant side effects.

Patients in clinical trials are usually faceless. But as the experimental COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the Cambridge biotech Moderna Therapeutics has begun advancing through studies, it has found a much more visible advocate: trial volunteer Ian Haydon, a 29-year-old in Seattle.

Haydon has spoken about the vaccine on CNN and CNBC. He eve...