Outrage As Two French Doctors Say Coronavirus Treatment Should First Be Tested In Africa
Irate social media users have slammed two French doctors Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht for saying that treatment for novel coronavirus should first be tested in Africa.
The medical experts said this while on live television citing the use of prostitutes in Africa to carry out test vaccines for the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as an instance.
One of the doctors, Mira who is the Head of Resuscitation Department at Cochin Hospital, expressed the opinion that Africa is a good continent to try the drug because of its perceived toughness to disease outbreaks.
Watch the video below:
This is horrific. Two French doctors on live television are discussing how a potential new treatment against #covid19 should be first tested in Africa, "where are no masks, no treatment, no reanimation", "the same way experimental treatment for AIDS was done on prostitutes". https://t.co/ojYb8GnKkI
— Rim-Sarah Alouane (@RimSarah) April 2, 2020
The video was translated by Rim-Sarah Alouane, who quoted them to have said;
Dr Mira: “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?”
Dr Locht: “So you are right[…]we’re thinking in parallel to a study in Africa precisely to make this same type of approach w/ BCG [vaccine]placebo, I think there is a call for tenders that were released or that will be released & I think we will indeed srsly think about that too”
Responding to the video, the Chief Executive of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, Babatunde Irukera wrote;
“We will be looking out for you when you arrive. Please consult Pfizer for their experience with their TROVAN trial in Kano;1996 resolved 14 years later in 2010.If you can’t find them, google it. Whichever way, hide real well cos, we are on the lookout if NIGERIA is on your radar.
They will be well advised to research the Pfizer case and my credentials in this types of matters. It will be a colossal error of judgment to do a trial here that doesn’t comply with the full ethical & safety protocols including “informed” consent. There’s a precedent already.”
Below are some reactions to the video:
Sorry, you are missing a point here. Africa needs a new treatment AT first, because they dont have a chance to stop the Virus in any other way. A healing there first would save 100.000 of lifes more, than in the relativly save european countries.
— Hans-Ulrich Schwarz (@hansulrich) April 2, 2020
They go to Africa to test people living in the small impoverished villages, and disguise their test as treatment. They must think we don’t know how they tested for AIDS and Syphilis. How they used Black and Indigenous people’s as their lab rats.
— Not Just Here For The Comments 2 (@RhodesMahogany) April 2, 2020
Listen mate. Africa will not be taking humanity lessons from Germany. First sort out Europe. Any attempt to test vaccination on Africans is 100% disingenuous, deceptive, evil and will not benefit Africans at all.
— Zakipedia (@ZakiPedia) April 2, 2020
How many Africans have died from #coronavirus to justify Vaccine testing on Africans?
Have they been dropping dead on the street?
You are ill informed and ignorant, as are the two men In the video.
— Christine Shuaibu (@ochronosis) April 2, 2020
Sadly, we will. Our so-called leaders will be given free lifetime medical passes to sell his country.
I specifically and deliberately said "he" because I believe a woman wouldn't sell us like that.
— VeeBeeAss Bandit (@ngqumz) April 3, 2020
Nonsense. Since when have you cared more about Africans than your own people. Start with your own people and Europeans first brought this thing to the Continent of Africa. You and your experimental vaccines are not welcome here.
— Monica Eisenberg (@MonicaEisenberg) April 2, 2020