Would You Do This for $3,500? One University is Offering to Pay You Some Big Bucks, But There's a Catch

June 07, 2018Jun 07, 2018

In our modern society, the quest to earn a living seems to take center stage. There are seemingly endless opportunities for a person to make money.

Now, there is a unique opportunity to earn a good chunk-of-change by doing the unimaginable: infecting yourself with the flu. One famous school is offering to pay test subjects $3,500 to get the flu and then stay for 10 days in a hotel.

"University researchers are hoping that $3,500 will convince enough people to risk possibly suffering through a bout of diarrhea, fever, body aches and other flu symptoms in the name of science. The pitch is for volunteers to willingly expose themselves to the influenza virus after receiving either the flu vaccine or a placebo, in hopes that the results will lead to a better understanding of the illness," reported Fox News.

The subjects will then be quarantined off in a place called "Hotel Influenza" while the scientists await the results. It is indeed a strange way to make some cash!

“In a traditional flu study, we vaccinate people and see if their immune systems respond by creating antibodies that fight flu,” Daniel Hoft, director of Saint Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development, said in a statement. “In a human challenge study, we vaccinate people, then deliberately challenge their bodies by exposing them to flu to see if they get sick.”

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