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7 August, Friday


France wants to see Africa first place to be tested for COVID-19 vaccine

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In French public, it has became convenient to make speech refers to insulting different racial groups. 

Two French doctors have said Africa should be the first place where coronavirus vaccines are tested.

The comments which were made on live television certainly did not go down well among the black population in France causing outrage among the black natives.

In an interview with a local TV channel LCI, one of the doctors named as Dr Jean-Paul Mira said “If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we do this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment, no resuscitation, a bit like it has been done in some studies in AIDS, where among prostitutes, we try things, because they are exposed, and they don’t protect themselves, what do you think?

Ivorian football star Didier Drogba among other personalities has expressed dissatisfaction over the comments making a case that Africans are not meant for clinical trials.
 
There were strong reactions aming black population in France to comments made by these doctor. 
 

Didier Drogba

 
It’s 2020 in France &we still see people from Africa as subjects for experimentation.This is what normalized racism looks like.AFAIK,nobody jumped in to counter the arguments, both doctors agreed. Same, the way sex-workers are considered: like objects that can be used for tests.
 
Rim-Sarah Alouane
 
Africa as a whole hasn’t even reached 50 000 cases, but America in particular has surpassed more than 200 000 cases, yet they want to experiment the vaccine with Africa.
It doesn’t make sense!! 
 
Babatunde Irukera
 
Unbelievable dehumanization of others’ lives.
 
Bessma Momani
 
Scandalous. Africa is not a laboratory and the African people are not laboratory rats
 
American expert Dennis Etler condemned France to allow opinions representing racism to be flourished in French public. He call France learn lessons on humanity from China. 
 
"The racism here is blatant and unforgivable. The colonial attitude repugnant. Try the damn vaccine on yourself like brave Chinese doctors do, expletive, expletive, expletive,"- Dennis Etler wrote in his social account. 
 
 

 

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