NIH Intensifies COVID-19 Testing with Major 10,000 Volunteer Testing Now Enrolling

Apr 10, 2020 | Coronavirus, COVID-19, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, NIH, Popular Posts

NIH Intensifies COVID-19 Testing with Major 10,000 Volunteer Testing Now Enrolling

The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has commenced volunteer enrollment in a study to determine how many adults are in the United States without a confirmed history of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The presence of antibodies in the blood indicates prior infection. In this “serosurvey,” NIH researchers will collect and analyze blood samples from as many as 10,000 volunteers to provide critical data for epidemiological tools. The goal: get a better handle on exactly how many people are infected by the novel coronavirus in the United States.

The Sponsor

The study will be driven by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD) and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) investigator with support from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Cancer Institute—all of these groups are part of the NIH.

Message from Dr. Fauci

Anthony Fauci, NIAID director, who has been really the nation’s leader in this crisis, reports, “This study will give us a clearer picture of the true magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Stares by telling us how many people in different communities have been infected without knowing it, because they had a very mild, undocumented illness or did not access testing while they were sick.” The nation’s doctor continued, “These crucial data will help us measure the impact of our public health efforts now and guide our COVID-19 response moving forward.”

The Study

Investigators will analyze blood samples for two types of antibodies, anti-SARS-CoV-2 S protein IgG and IgM, using an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) developed by researchers at NIAID and NIBIB. In blood samples found to contain antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, researchers may perform additional tests to evaluate the volunteers’ immune responses to the virus. These data may provide insight as to why these cases were less severe than those that lead to hospitalization.

Healthy volunteers over the age of 18 from anywhere in the United States can participate and will be asked to consent to enrollment over the telephone. Individuals with a confirmed history of COVID-19 or current symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are not eligible to participate.

Lead Research/Investigator

Kaitlyn Sadtler, PhD, Principal Investigator

130 Comments

  1. Eric Rowe

    I’d love to participate in any way to help professionals understand more about and potentially eradicate this pandemic.

    • TrialSite

      Dear Eric,
      Thanks for visiting and most definitely TrialSite News appreciates your desire to participate–we are seeing more and more people want to step forward to help combat this virus. There are things that you can do depending on a number of factors. We will be in touch to learn more.
      Best Regards,
      Publisher

      • Nancy Clayman

        Very interested to see how I would test since I am a nurse, feel well and do not think I’ve been exposed.

        • Amy

          I’d like to have some at home testing kits to test my family of 5 and 2 more for my parents.

          • Nancy Paladino

            I was so very sick for over two weeks at the beginning of January with what I thought was the flu. I had a fever for these two weeks and could barely move because my back muscles we’re in such pain. I have never had such illness. The fatigue was unbearable. I truly believe I had the corona virus. I saw my doctor and she did not know what I had. She did it was too late to test for the flu and did not think it was
            The flu. It was the worst illness of my 71 years. I believe if I am
            Tested the anti bodies will be found in my blood and NIH will see that this virus was here in US and infecting people AS EARLY AS JANUARY. I have had the flu before. This was not the flu. It made me so very sick with residual effects even now with fatigue involvement

          • Mary E Weaver

            I would very much like to be a part of the antibody trial. It is so
            Important to do what we can to help.
            Mary E Weaver
            Tulsa,Oklahoma

        • Stephanie Bryant

          I would like to volunteer how do I go about this?

          • TrialSite

            If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

        • Danielle Arlien

          I will participate.

      • Carol Majors

        I would love to volunteer. I’m a flight attendant and believe I have an extremely strong immune system. If you are looking for a person that has a likelihood of being exposed but no symptoms, I’m here for you.

        • Alicia Berry

          I would love to be in this study. I was sick two months prior and am completely recovered. I had all the symptoms.

          • Donna Moses

            I want to be tested for antibodies because I work in a hospital and I had the symptoms in late December early January. My doctor prescribed Zpack, but it did nothing. I was vaccinated for the flu. I came down with an unknown virus, possibly COVID-19.

          • TrialSite

            Hi Donna great to hear from you. We see you are from Santa Clara County and some of us are from the Bay Area/San Fran. We know of several people that we suspect had the virus in Dec/Jan in California. There is a hypothesis out there that there were was a wave of the virus that came through Cal in Dec/Jan and another one that came from Europe to the East Coast. Of course we can’t be sure at this point. But we can verify what you experienced happened to a lot of people reported through this network and folks we know personally.
            It will be key now that county health agencies/authorities embark on comprehensive testing initiative and thanks for your service in that pursuit!
            Also thanks for visiting TrialSite News–we are grateful you took the time.

            Regards,
            Publisher

        • David Sacker

          I was very sick from mid January to mid February, with a leftover respiratory and overall physical weakness for about month. An interested in this study.

          • TrialSite

            Thanks for sharing this David. There are more and more reporting this. Some even in December.
            Thanks for visiting TrialSite News and signing up for the newsletter and the TrialSite Network. We share the study’s contact information. Again the study is managed by the National Institutes of Health

            The NIH study website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

            The contact email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov

            Best Regards,

            Publisher

        • Claire Soczek

          This is an aha moment, as I took part in the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations while visiting from Houston, and came home sick! Lucky for me I don’t catch colds or viruses. I came down with lung congestion, a wet cough, but most of all LACK OF ENERGY was my biggest symptoms. Did a lot of sleeping for the next few days and lived on soups alone. Took a good 3 1/2 weeks before I felt like myself. Out of 5 of us, 4 of us got sick and it happened so fast like turning a light switch on and off, Never suffered from something more bazar in my life, thus suspecting the coronavirus‼️

      • Gerald ‘Keith’ Burlison

        I am willing to do screening as I was sick with symptoms of this. At the time I thought it to be Sinus infection or bad allergies.

        • TrialSite

          If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

        • Beth Chopin

          I live in New Orleans suburbs and I believe my husband and I and our two children (both over 18) may have all had this virus in late December. We went to urgent care, tested negative for both A and B strain of flu, but were symptomatic for what is now know as corona virus. We would all be willing to participate.

          • TrialSite

            Beth,
            Good to hear from you. It sounds like this could be more evidence of the virus sweeping through the country earlier than anyone assumed possible. Of course this is speculation but story after story of severe illness due to some strong virus. We are grateful you are visiting TrialSite News and engaging and participating in clinical research.
            We include the NIH study contact information below.

            The NIH website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

            The contact email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov

            Best Regards,

            Publisher

          • Susan Lowry Hare

            My husband and myself traveled to Florida at the end of January. We both had an infection of some sort at the beginning of February. We both had a day or two where we slept for the entire day and had a significant cough for a few weeks thereafter. We wonder if we had coronavirus. Would be interested in participating in the study.

      • Tim Stanley

        Was very sick December 24 2019 , Didn’t test positive for the flu Was mostly fever for six days cough burning sensation in my lungs shortness of breath this lasted for two weeks Seven other people that was at my house Christmas Eve became ill same symptoms

      • Karma Khandoe

        I would like to participate. I was exposed to covid 19 since I work at a nursing home and the covid 19 cases flared up the whole nursing home. I have quarantined myself for more than three weeks now. I didn’t feel any symptoms. But the patients that I was dealt with some has come out positive and some passed away.

        • TrialSite

          Karma,
          We have heard of and read about multiple outbreaks in nursing homes. This is tragic and in fact we just wrote about one such incident down in Texas. It sounds like you are taking care of yourself but make sure to see a doctor if you need to.
          Thanks for reaching out to TrialSiteNews, We include the contact details for this national study. If you run into difficulties let us know.

          The NIH website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

          The contact email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov

          Best Regards,

          Publisher

      • DEBBIE LOWRANCE

        interested in volunteering for your clinical studies group on antibodies via Covid 19
        Age 69
        Va Beach VA
        7 family members also
        Possibly had mild virus / symptons in Jan / Feb

        • TrialSite

          If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

      • Jacqueline R. Whiteley

        I believe I had covid 19 starting on February 8, 2020. I would like to be tested for antibodies. Symptoms: fever 99.9, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, sore throat, sinus pain. Sick for 14 days.

      • Andrea Plitkins

        I would be interested in being tested. Both my husband and two children came down with similar symptoms of Covid-19 back in February. They all three had cold symptoms, fever, headaches, and a feeling of it being different from anything they normally have had. I did not however get sick. I was a childcare provider for 17 years and have a better immune system then others. We live in the Washington area but have not traveled outside of the country in over 6 months.

        • TrialSite

          Hi Andrea,
          It could of very well been the virus. Many people reported similar symptoms. Thanks for your years of service in childcare–the most important work there is!
          Thanks for being open to consider the NIH study. We share the contact details below.

          study website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/
          contact email clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov

          Best Regards,

          Publisher

      • Jennifer LeSage

        Would love to participate… Family if 6 was sick, all but our 13yo and he even drank from a bottle our other sick son did… We had all the classic symptoms

        • TrialSite

          If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

      • Marleine Eristhenes

        I’m in West Palm Beach , Fl . How Can I participate?

        • TrialSite

          If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

    • Joy Rectenwald

      My husband and I 67 and 66 years old traveled to Portugal, Spain and Morocco Nov 2019. We were in nyc March 6-10. We left the day the emergency was instated. We flew in and out of jfk airport. We Have displayed no symptoms of the virus. We think we would be valuable in a study to see if we could have been exposed and made sick by the virus. We may have antibodies. Please consider us in your study. Thanks

      • Stephen Teshner

        Yes I would love to take part

        • TrialSite

          If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

          • Nelly Minor

            Email sent

        • TrialSite

          If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

          • Anthony Brock

            I would like to volunteer for testing.

          • TrialSite

            If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov

          • Sandra Knight

            My husband and I both attended a baseball game at the University of Miami in late February with our family and 3000+ other people. A week later I developed a fever, dry cough, and eventually bronchitis. I went to our local ER in Naples, FL was tested for the flu, results, negative. I was prescribed antibiotics and steroids and sent home. I recovered with in a weeks time and am still fatigued but nearly back to normal. A week later my husband got the same symptoms except he developed pneumonia. He went to the same ER and were the same treatment in addition to a breathing treatment, given some powerful antibiotics and steroids and sent home. His recover was a bit longer and he’s still fatigued but getting better. We are both in our
            Early 70s and are active seniors. Neither one of us can remember the last time we had a fever or were sick. After that week at the game the entire family came down with the same symptoms. No one was tested for COVID 19 . No tests were available at our little hospital here in Naples. Two other members of the family had returned to New Bern, NC. The rest remained in Miami. All got sick . I feel we need to be tested so we can help anyone else if our plasma can be used,

      • TrialSite

        If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

    • Earl Apprill

      Never in my life have I ever had symptoms like this… seemed like flu but not the “normal symptoms”…..
      2/15 I HAD WEIRD SYMPTOMS LIKE BUT ONLY A FEW OF FLU SYMPTOMS. 79 Y/O HEALTHY MALE IN SAN DIEGO… COUGHS, FATIGUE, SWEATS & CHILLS AT NIGHT, NEVER MEASURED TEMP OVER 100 IN DAYTIME, MUCUS, ACHES…
      3 VISITS TO URGENT CARE COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT…
      AT END OF TWO WEEKS TOOK ZYRTEC FOR ITCHING AND RASH ON FRONT & BACK ABOVE MY WASTE…
      I HAD BOTH RECOMMENDED FLU SHOTS IN FALL…
      TESTED: “DETECTED” for Influenza A PCR…
      “NOT DETECTED” for Influenza B PCR…
      Stayed fatigued for 3weeks….
      COVID 19 connection….
      Willing to help in clinical trial

      • TrialSite

        Dear Earl,
        Yes we know of more and more people personally and the TrialSite Network now has almost 50 reports of similar conditions–many on the west coast in California. We think it very well could be COVID-19 that swept through without any of us knowing.
        We are glad you are feeling better.
        We include the study information below.
        Thanks for visiting TrialSite News Earl.

        See the website for the study:https://www.coronavirus.gov/
        Also the contact email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov

        If you have trouble getting through to them let us know.

        Best Regards,
        Publisher

    • Carmen

      I believe I had the virus early in March. My husband had mild symptoms. My adult daughter and my adult son whom happens to be down syndrome also had it. I would love to help in any way.

    • Elizabeth Kiebler

      I would love to participate in this study. I have been isolating myself and been careful the few times I have been out. I am at the highest risk for getting this- I am 67, missing part of my immune system. I had a short lasting virus a couple of weeks ago but my doctor did not think it was Covid19. I am well now but would love to know if I have had it or not.

    • Tammie Lassard

      I flew into Burbank, California on 2/16. Three days later started with excruciating body aches, horrific night sweats, zero sleep, stomach pains where I had trouble walking , constipation, and nausea. It lasted about 36 hours. We thought it was just dehydration so I started drinking lemon water and began feeling better. In hindsight, I recall having blue color spots on my toes when I arrived home (Baton Rouge,Louisiana )on 2/25. I’m just saying this may have started way before initially thought. I’d love to participate in this study and help in any way I can.

    • joanne derosa

      I am COVID positve and would like to join a clinical trial.

    • Chris Sacco

      I would be willing to be infected with Covid-19 virus with a controlled dosage under medical supervisions if it would help doctors better understand the impacts of Covid-19 on the human body.

  2. Mario Williams

    I would like to volunteer .

    • Frank Cipriani

      My wife and I were sick with high fevers and I had Pneumonia in early February but were not tested. We live in Ocean County NJ and would like to volunteer if we meet the criteria.

      • TrialSite

        If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

        • Carl Dowell

          carldowell@hotmail.com
          I’m interested in being a part of the Covid study

          • TrialSite

            If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  3. Corinna keller

    How do I volunteer for antibody test? I live in Miami Beach Florida and have traveled to brazil and ENT with several people who had the virus but remain asymptomatic 4 weeks later. Thank you.

    • TrialSite

      Dear Corinna,

      First we are glad that your health is doing better. Second we want to thank you for visiting TrialSite News. But more importantly commend you for stepping up to participate in research to combat this dangerous virus. Research is what will help us win this war. And it takes people like you—contributing to this cause. WE wrote about Mayor Suarez and his donation. So thanks for stepping up!

      We recommend you consider signing up with the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project here. https://ccpp19.org/donors/donate.html They are a national group and we have already referred a number of doctors that want to participate in research to them. They were organized by a prominent academic medical center including Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins up in Baltimore.

      The University of Miami is also a good place to consider reaching out to. They have rolled out a county-wide testing effort and should be interested in talking with you. Professor Erin Kobetz is leading that effort with University of Miami. You can see her info here. https://umiamihealth.org/sylvester-comprehensive-cancer-center/research/faculty/erin-n-kobetz-phd-mph We know of a local testing company called Sun Coast Blood Centers that just accepted a donation from a local doctor. Although they are based in Sarasota they may know of Miami area operations doing the same. Their link is here. https://www.scbb.org/contact.html

      The national infrastructure testing is just now evolving so unfortunately we wish we had a better answer. On the other hand things are moving swiftly now and we anticipate the testing and research infrastructure will be far more accommodating soon.

      Best Regards,

      Publisher

      • Tim Stanley

        Was very sick December 24 2019 , Didn’t test positive for the flu Was mostly fever for six days cough burning sensation in my lungs shortness of breath this lasted for two weeks Seven other people that was at my house Christmas Eve became ill same symptoms

  4. Mary Forristal

    My twin sister and I are both recovered from Covid-19. We have a letter from our doctor.
    We would gladly like to volunteer for the antibody test.
    Mary Forristal

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

      • Alicia Boylan

        I just emailed the link. I live in Burbank, CA and am a teacher. I went to urgent care in late December for the worst sore throat I’ve ever had. Strep test was negative. I don’t get fevers, but I had chills, loss of sense of smell, shortness of breath at night, and extreme fatigue. I got over it quickly, but my husband developed worse symptoms leading to me calling 911 when he stopped breathing one evening. They treated him for pneumonia. He never gets sick, ever. We both wonder if this is what it was.

  5. Ellen Dooley

    Have very bad asthma and would love to know if I have had it! Volunteering!

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  6. Sandra DeLuca

    I would like to volunteer to test for COVID-19 vaccines.

  7. Sandra DeLuca

    I live in a suburb of Boston Mass and would like very much to volunteer to test COVID-19 vaccines. Thank you

    • TrialSite

      People interested in joining this study should contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  8. Nicole Stephens, PhD, CCRP

    I have been involved in administration of clinical oncology and HPV vaccine trials for many years, and applaud the speed with which this trial has been established. I would very much like to volunteer to help gather epidemiologic data on the actual exposure and development of adaptive immunity nationwide. Additionally, I would like to discuss the possibility of opening this trial to our diverse Las Vegas population which enjoys over 50 million visitors from all over the world. Thank you –

    • TrialSite

      Dear Nicole it is great to hear from you! And we thank you for visiting TrialSite NEws and being part of the TrialSite Network. Your experience and expertise will be of great importance. We include the official contact information for this program. Visit the following website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

      People interested in joining the study should contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov. A description of the study is here. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04334954?term=serosurvey&cond=covid-19&draw=2&rank=1

      As far as opening up activity in Las Vegas check with the contacts above. If they are not responsive contact us again at TrialSite News and we will get in contact with you to help get it going.

      Best Regards and Thanks Again!
      Publisher

  9. Ashley S

    I would really like to volunteer for antibody testing. I had experienced symptoms back in February but didn’t qualify for testing due to lack of international travel. Currently live in the Philadelphia area. What is the best way for me to volunteer and get involved?

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  10. Cathy Claussen

    I sent an email to the clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov expressing my interest in participating in your study. I was in Johnson County KS in mid February when I started coughing. I ended up with what I felt was the flu, but I do wonder.

  11. Dan Bloom

    Me & my significant other want to volunteer, We live in Wilmington, Delaware
    Please advise us on volunteering for this vital research

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  12. Siene Freeman

    I would absolutely love to volunteer to help!! I’m a female firefighter/paramedic with a large Fire Department in Los Angeles, I’ve been exposed to multiple patients a shift with confirmed COVID 19 including my Fire Captain who has been recently confirmed to have the Virus.
    A large number of firefighters in my battalion, myself included came down with flu like symptoms with a fever, what appeared to be a respiratory infection, a uncontrollable cough, and body aches back in early January. At the time no one could figure out exactly what was actually causing the symptoms. We all tested negative for the flu, the X-rays showed no signs of typical pneumonia and the respiratory issues were not like typical respiratory infections. It took the majority of us 3-4 weeks to feel close to normal again. This all happened weeks before any of us had information on the COVID 19 virus.
    I am now convinced based on the symptoms and how quickly it spread, we were all suffering from symptoms of COVID 19.

    It would be a incredibly beneficial to the public we serve and the department I work for to get the opportunity to find out if I actually have the antibodies. Not only Would it make me feel more confident I’m safe to do my job but, I could know I’m not going to accidentally expose others while trying to serve the public we are here to help!!

    • TrialSite

      Dear Siene,
      Thank you for being a Fire Fighter and First Responder. It is your profession plus the parademics, the police and of course the front lines of health care workers that are the heroes in this battle against COVID-19. We of course include those working day to day in essential business from supermarkets to nursing care centers. We are lucky to have you. Now what is interesting is that we knew of a few people that had horrible coughs from California around the same time and we now think that there was a wave of the virus on the west coast that perhaps happened while we didn’t know it was SARS-CoV-2. We cannot be sure–this is just speculation but it seems like what you experienced and some of the stories we have heard point in that direction.

      Siene for this NIH study see the following website to learn more about the effort. https://www.coronavirus.gov/
      And if your interested in participating in the NIH study see the email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov Also make sure to sign up for the Daily Newsletter which enrolls you in the TrialSite Network–we will keep you updated on research topics of your interest as we continue to work on the expansion of the website.

      Again thanks for reaching out to us and giving back.

      Publisher

  13. Steve S.

    Would like to participate. Detroit area.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  14. James

    My 31yr old wife was sick with pneumonia like symptoms, high fever, extreme fatigue, sore body, sore throat, constant dry cough, bad headaches, pretty much all of the listed Corona virus symptoms at the end of December. The Doctor she saw at the hospital totally freaked out because he could not diagnose what was wrong with her. Sent her home with antibiotic script and instructions to wear masks around family and to try to avoid close contact with people, and to maintain a high level of hygiene care. She spent a good part of 2 weeks in bed sleeping 12-20 hours a day. She works with a lot of people who travel regularly both for work and leisure. She has been told to seek out the antibody test from friends in the medical field, we just don’t know who to call. Her and I are both willing to donate plasma to help in that effort if we are found to have the antibodies present.

    • TrialSite

      Dear James,
      Thanks for sharing this story with all those in the TrialSite Network. We are grateful first and foremost that your wife is better now. It is interesting that we have had a few people now that regularly read TrialSite News that report having symptoms in January but this is the first report in December. We know of at least a couple people that had severe coughs and fever in California in January which leads us to suspect there could have been a wave of the virus on the West Coast prior to the dates most people think We did a story revealing that there were reports in China of the virus as early as late November.
      We include the contact information for the nationwide test. the email contact is clinicalstudies@nih.gov. Also check out their website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

      Thanks again to you and your wife for offering to participate in this important study. As more people around the country–and world–recover and give back like this we will overcome and beat COVID-19!

      Best Regards,
      Publisher

  15. Jennifer

    I would love to volunteer as well. I’m AB- live in Dallas so a test would need to be sent to me.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  16. Roger Goss

    I would like to participate in the study. I have been working 5-6 days a week at a Hospital and clinic in Mississippi. I have spent quite a few hours at the CoVid Screening Tent as well. I perform Administrative, Information Systems, and Security functions at the hospital.

    Also every other week I work one day in a retail Hardware store to help my family out.

    Thanks,

    Rg

    • Roger Goss

      I would like to also add, I have not had a fever during this entire time. I am checked each and everyday I work and it is recorded.

      • Roger Goss

        Our lab can draw the sample if needed.

  17. Cathy A

    I believe, I had Covid-19 in January. My sister as well. We both were put on a nebulizer treatment, I for about three weeks, my sister , a bit longer. I Was also put on a two week course of prednisone. I would love to know if we, in fact, did have it, and now carry the antibodies . He fk I k is if we qualify?

    • TrialSite

      Dear Cathy,
      Thank you for visiting TrialSite News. Yes we are hearing more and more stories from people that think that they were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in Jan and some even in Dec. We have sent the details for the NIH website where you can contact them to get more details about testing.
      If you have any difficulties don’t hesitate to reach back out to us and will help you get through to them.
      Best Regards,
      Publisher, TrialSite News

  18. Peter Wincup

    I would like to volunteer for the test.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  19. Sufeng Fan

    I would love to participate the study, Thanks !

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  20. Elena Nowicki

    It’s my pleasure to participate the study if possible

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  21. Susan Steele

    I am a 66 year old female living in Bergen County, New Jersey. Right after Christmas (December) I had confirmed bronchitis, sinus infection, sore throat, cough, body aches. All lasted about 2 weeks. It was so bad I went to an Urgent Care at the end of December first where they gave me an antibiotic and then days later to the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ where they treated me for chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness and nausea in addition. They added prednisone to the mix. and diagnosed an RSV infection. I would like to volunteer for this study.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

    • TrialSite

      Dear Susan,
      Thanks for reaching out and we are really happy you are better. This sounded scary. We have our questions about how many people had significant flu, sinus infections and chest pain. It really makes us wonder about the timing of this whole thing. Interestingly you are in Bergen County which is a coast away from the earlier reports that we suspect could of been COVID-19 on the west coast.

      We include contact information for the NIH study. If you run into challenges or obstacles let us know and we will try to look into with you.
      We are grateful you visit TrialSite News.
      The NIH website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/
      The contact email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov

  22. Cameron Rooney

    I’m a plumber in northwest Montana. Typically tradesmen swap viruses from January thru April.
    This year was particularly aggressive with the sickness given the extra hot to cold differential temp swings spring brings and the toll this takes on the immune system. Several of us believe we had covid and passed it along as early as late January.
    Would be interesting to know if there’s truth to that.
    I would be willing to participate if it helps.
    O positive is my blood type.
    Thanks for all of your hard work and devotion.

    • TrialSite

      Dear Cameron we actually have to thank you for visiting the TrialSite News and helping us build the “TrialSite Network.”
      You live in a beautiful part of the country! The more we hear these stories the more I think it becomes strong indicator that COVID-19 was here earlier than anyone could of realized. What we are finding is that there seems to be a wave of the virus that came from Asia over to the Western U.S. via California/Wash and of course a more dangerous strain that come from China to Europe then to New York. This isn’t proven–just speculation–but we are grateful for you sharing your story.
      We hope you stay healthy now!
      Regards,
      Publisher

  23. MARK SCALZI

    I would like to participate in the study.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  24. Sheila Beck

    I would like to volunteer. I travelled through Seattle and Atlanta end of February and beginning of March. And never had symptoms. My husband said I must be very lucky In my late 50 and would love to help research out

    Thank you

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  25. Julia A Kessler

    I would like to participate in this trial. I am an 81 year old female
    Living in Ohio. I am healthy taking a low dose blood pressure drug only. I had a rapid onset of an upper respiratory condition
    earlier. I recovered quickly (week to 10 days) after office visit
    And subscribed medication. I also had an upper respiratory
    Condition after a cruise to Alaska…undiagnosed but cough was horrendous and temp reached nearly 105 degrees. I have often wondered if it might have been SARs or another flu. I am well and have not had any illness since the earlier account mentioned. As one who is considered to be in the “high-risk”
    Group I think it would be a valuable To be included

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov

    • TrialSite

      Dear Julia

      We are really happy you are doing OK. You are wonderful for considering the participation in a study. A hero! Again Julia we are hearing more and more stories about people’s respiratory conditions that we certainly are wondering if this virus didn’t get around much more than anyone every realized. Until the testing happens we can’t know.

      We are grateful you visit TrialSite News. See the contact information for the NIH studies.
      If you run into any challenges please let us know and we will help you.
      The NIH website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

      The contact email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov

  26. Steve

    I would love to participate in the testing

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  27. Raymond P Zarcone

    As a father, grandfather and great grandfather, I am willing to volunteer for this study. The results may insure their future. I am 78, live in upstate New York and have followed quarantine guidelines since they were implemented. I have not exhibited any symptoms of the corona 19 virus.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  28. Teresa Beatty

    I am very interested in trial study when I was sick we couldn’t get test kits. So they treated me for bronchitis. I have been getting bronchitis since grade school. I’m 60 it was not bronchitis I’m very sure of that, my doctor kept me home for a week when I was suppose to go back they had laid off my department. I was grateful for that because it took longer than a week to feel better. So yes I would very much like to know if I am now immune to this virus, I have other mild health issues that could make this virus bad for me if I didn’t already have it. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you

    • TrialSite

      publish

      Dear Teresa,
      Thank you for reaching out and sharing. And also for participating in this important research. We are glad you are feeling better.
      See the website for the study: https://www.coronavirus.gov/
      Also the contact email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov
      If you have trouble getting through to them let us know.
      Thanks Teresa,

      Publisher

  29. Lisa Nunes

    I would love to join study I am O+ 42 year old and live in NJ and have been virus free to my knowledge.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  30. Danielle

    I sent an email as required in order to be considered for the test. I especially want to be considered because I was hospitalized for 2 days just over a month ago due to kind-of-severe flu-like symptoms at the time; my white blood cell count was severely high enough to justify being admitted and having antibiotics fed through an IV (I have a history of high white cell count absent any bonafide infection as a result of my autoimmune disease, so it’s difficult to know whether I genuinely needed them).

    However, despite two negative flu tests, I wasn’t tested for covid19 because it was during the week the first positive results were occurring in the US. It was assumed I couldn’t have had it since I wasn’t knowingly in direct contact with anyone who tested positive. As many of us know, it’s now understood it was in the community weeks to months before anyone knew.

    Because if I am high risk due to the autoimmune disease that left behind permanent lung damage, it would be incredibly helpful for me to know whether I did, indeed, have it at the time. It would be even more helpful to confirm if I didn’t have it, because this means social distancing is especially important for me moving forward. I just turned 40 several months ago, so I’m not exactly young anymore either, so being high risk is a very real concern for me.

    I know the likelihood I’ll be chosen is small, since there’s probably been high enrollment, BUT FINGERS CROSSED ANYWAY. You never know.

  31. Joan Oestreich

    I would love to participate in your study. I am a 60 year old woman in WA state, and believe I had the Coronavirus in Februrary 2020. Kaiser did not have the tests at the time I presented symptoms, and was seen in clinic. I am now well, and it has been over a month now without symptoms.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  32. Trish Cunningham

    I am very interested in having an antibody test to see if I have antibodies to Covid 19. I did have mild symptoms in March that included a harsh productive cough and low grade temperature.
    I am 65 years old.
    Please contact me if I can be tested.
    Thank you

    • TrialSite

      Hi Trish, We are glad they were only mild symptoms and that you are feeling better.
      Reach out to the NIH–we include contact info below. This is the research arm of the federal government. If you have trouble connecting with them then let us know.

      We are grateful you visit TrialSite News.
      The NIH website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

      The contact email: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov

      Best Regards,

      Publisher

  33. Hannelore Walther

    I was sick with a cough and fever in January 2020. I was in bed for four days. I was diagnosed with bronchitis, but has all the symptoms including shortness of breath. I am a 74 year old female.

  34. Lorraine Parsons

    I have sent an email to NIH, but my husband and I are curious because we both had a really bad sore throat and post-nasal drip for weeks in January and February. Felt tired and off. The whole thing seemed off at the time, and we couldn’t figure out what was going on — bad cold? Allergies?. I saw someone said that they had something that they thought was Strep throat. That’s what I thought! It was the weirdest “cold”/”flu” ever. Curious as to whether anyone else had symptoms that were as mild as a super, super bad and persistent sore throat/PNS drip? Many people are noting symptoms that seemed more flu-like or a very bad cold, but I am wondering if Strep threat symptoms could be indicative of a mild case. It would be surprising as I am prone to bronchitis and would think that I am more of a high risk person. I live in SF Bay Area.

  35. Dale Crist

    My name is Dale Crist and I am 81 years old. I’m interested in being test to see if I had a mild case of coronavirus. In the middle of February I was suddenly very sick, running a fever and very short of breath for a couple of days.

    • TrialSite

      If interested in joining this study please contact clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov . For more information on this study, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov using identifier NCT04334954. For more information on the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit http://www.coronavirus.gov.

  36. JoAnn C Capaccio

    I was very sick for two weeks in the beginning of January. I saw my doctor 3 times and was tested for the flu twice, which came back negative both times. I had fever, fatigue, back ache and a horrible cough. I was never so sick in my life.

  37. Carol Jordan

    I will participate. I believe I had a false negative Corina test. I’m recovered. I had Mild symptoms.

  38. Jo Lorene

    I live in the Boston area, and in late January, I came down with fever, fatigue, chills, body aches, headache – and a dry cough. I had some shortness of breath too, although not severe. I tried medications to “loosen up” what I thought was a chest cold, but none of it worked. It was just this strange dry cough, which made me worry about pneumonia. Most of the symptoms were gone in about 5-7 days, but the dry cough persisted for about 3 weeks. Now I wonder … was that COVID-19? It was a very atypical illness for me.

  39. Linda Chartrand

    I’m an RN, working in covid units, would love to participate.

  40. Layne Chartrand

    My spouse is a nurse working in a covid unit, would like to participate.

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