The World Health Organization, WHO has debunk any idea that Africa will be used as a testing ground for vaccines in the ongoing fight against Covid-19.
This comes after two top French doctors discussed testing a trial for a coronavirus
vaccine on “poor Africans.” One of the doctors later issued an apology.
This has raised eyebrows from Africans as
celebrities and citizens have taken to
social media to make their presence felt
asking why Africa should be used as a
testing ground for such thing.
World Health Organization, WHO have now stated that Africa can’t and won’t be a testing
ground for any vaccine.
This was disclosed by WHO’s Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
who noted that the organization does not have such motive in mind.
The doctors’ remarks during that TV
debate sparked global outrage as they
were accused of racism and colonialism.
Coronavirus have caused the death of thousands of people across the globe ever since it was detected in China.
Citizens of countries have been advised by
the health organization to take all
preventive measures seriously so as to stop further outspread of the virus.
Top Government officials have been a victim of the deadly virus.
Just yesterday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for
tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus.
According to a spokeswoman, Mr Johnson “continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus” including a high temperature.
The decision has been described as a “precautionary step” and was taken on the advice of his doctor.
Despite his health issues, the prime minister remains in charge of the UK government.