Nielsen joined the panel of The Talk as a guest co-host on Tuesday and weighed in on the recent news that a medical testing company in London, Hvivo, is looking to pay volunteers around $4,500 to participate in a vaccine trial that would require them to be infected with a strain of coronavirus.
“If I was in my 20s [and] feeling healthy I would definitely be a guinea pig,” said Nielsen.
She continued, “In my 20s I could need the money and I feel like if you’ve gotta get infected, do it when you’re overlooked by doctors.”
Panelist Marie Osmond echoed Nielsen’s sentiment.
“I would have in my 20s,” she said. “I would do that just to help other people, I would.”
Viewers headed to Twitter to weigh in on Nielsen and Osmond’s willingness to take one for the team, with some saying they didn’t exactly feel the same way:
— Noel E Wilson (@NoelEWilson1) March 10, 2020
— Marc (*EMERGENCY-see pinned tweet & gofundme*) (@ODedOnRealityTV) March 10, 2020
But others wrote it didn’t seem like a bad offer:
For 4500, Id take Corona 🤷♂️
Good money and I am not weak or elderly, so it should be good
— Nordic Gamer (@Zychonic) March 10, 2020
$4500 is a generous offer for something u probably going to get anyway
Plus if you be their guinea pig, u get immunity from already having the non mutating corona virus https://t.co/JV6YtROZ0D
— Mike Miguel (@MikeMiguel) March 9, 2020
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