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I’m not saving the world, says vaccine guinea pig. Some may beg to differ

The first person to test a possible Covid-19 jab is humbled by the support she receives on social media

Ben Riley Smith

The injection, applied to the left shoulder, lasted a few seconds. But with it came the hopes of a world locked in a deadly battle with coronavirus and no small amount of personal risk.

Jennifer Haller, a 44-year-old mother of two, did not flinch in the corner of the Seattle, US, laboratory as the man in a face mask and blue gloves made the insertion.

She had made up her mind long before that morning in March, the day she became the first person in the world to receive a possible vaccine for Covid-19, according to US researchers...

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