Covid-19 : Former Aviation Minister reacts to French Doctor’s comments to test vaccines on Africans
Former Aviation Minister and critic, Femi Fani-Kayode has replied to two French doctors ‘claims that the COVID-19 trial vaccine should be tested first on Africans .
During a television debate in which one proposed experiments in Africa to see whether a tuberculosis vaccine would prove successful against coronavirus, the two French doctors were accused of racism.
Camille Locht, head of research at Inserm health research group, talked about a trial in Europe and Australia during the debate on TV channel LCI.
Head of Intensive Care at Cochin Hospital in Paris, Jean-Paul Mira then says:
If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatments, no resuscitation?”
“A bit like as it is done elsewhere for some studies on Aids. In prostitutes, we try things because we know that they are highly exposed and that they do not protect themselves.”
Dr Mira had earlier questioned whether the study would work as planned on healthcare workers in Europe and Australia because they had access to personal protective equipment to prevent them catching the virus.
Angry Fani-Kayode said such suggestion by the doctors was insulting, as Africans were not guinea pigs.
He said their intention was to use that vaccine kill millions of people and that Africa is their first port of call.
“The suggestion by two French doctors that the Covid 19 vaccine should first be tested on Africans is insulting. Are Africans now guinea pigs?
“Their intention is to use that vaccine to kill millions of people and Africa is their first port of call. They are testing the waters,” he tweeted.
Remember there are so many infection cases in europe and asia , with china , italy, spain and having high death and infection rate.
The suggestion by two French doctors that the Covid 19 vaccine should first be tested on Africans is insulting. Are Africans now guinea pigs? Their intention is to use that vaccine to kill millions of people and Africa is their first port of call. They are testing the waters!3,316Twitter Ads info and privacy1,563 people are talking about this