I just had an epiphany. Let’s say you want one of the soon-to-be-released MacBook Pro notebooks; the one with a heaven-sent 16-inch display. Price? Probably just over $3,000. Here’s how you can get it without coughing up a dime. Just cough. Mike Wehner:
Nobody wants the flu. Coming down with the seasonal illness means several days of aches, pains, congestion, and fever, so it’s best to avoid it if at all possible. But what if getting sick paid the bills? Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are asking for 80 volunteers who wouldn’t mind struggling through an uncomfortable illness, and they’re paying handsomely for it.
Get the flu. Get paid. How much?
The researchers are offering an award of $3,300 per person, and they intend to infect the volunteers with the particularly nasty strain of flu known as H1N1. It’s a virus that caused a pandemic just a decade ago, so scientists want a better understanding of how the disease spreads. To do that, they need sick people.
I see a new Mac in my future.