Brigitte Nielsen says she would purposely be infected with coronavirus if she was younger and getting paid

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While the world tries its best to fight the recent coronavirus outbreak, model and actress Brigitte Nielsen says she would’ve been willing to be infected on purpose if she were younger.

Nielsen joined the panel of US show 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 £3,500 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.

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“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.”

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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:

But others thought it didn’t seem like a bad offer:

Nielsen surprised fans in 2018 when she became a mother for the fifth time, giving birth to daughter Frida at the age of 54.

It came after decade of failed in-vitro fertilisation attempts for her and husband Mattia Dessi.

She was already parent to four sons: Julian, with first husband Kasper Winding, Killian with ex-fiance Mark Gastineau, and Douglas and Raoul Jr, with fourth husband Raoul Meyer.

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