Director General of World Health Organization Dr. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls two doctors who proposed COVID-19 vaccine be tested in Africa as racists.
Director Genaral for World Health Organization(WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has condemned the comments of the two French doctors who suggested the testing of the coronavirus vaccine could be done in Africa.
He condemned them as racists.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “Africa can’t and won’t be a testing ground for any vaccine.”
The two doctors were accused of considering Africans as guinea pigs as their TV debate sparked a lot of controversies.
During the WHO coronavirus briefing he was asked about the two doctor’s suggestions. This is what Dr.Tedros Adhanom had to say;
“It was a disgrace, appalling, to hear during the 21st Century, to hear from scientists, that kind of remark. We condemn this in the strongest terms possible, and we assure you that this will not happen”
The video of the suggestion of these two doctors went viral on social media.
Many Africans were angry with their suggestion.
Several patriotic Africans went on media to counterract the words of these doctors.
African football stars Smuel Eto’o of Cameroon and Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast could not hold their peace when they saw the dignity and pride of the African people being rubbished to the mud by these Frech doctors.
They vehemently criticized these doctors on the social media platforms.
Many African leaders have been taking strict measures to avoid the the spread of the virus across their various countries.
Many have banned international movement, while some are still to embrace a general lock down.
South Africa has recorded the highest cases in the continent at 1,686 cases and 12 deaths, while South Sudan has the lowest at 1 case with 0 death.