Football legends, Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba have criticised two medical professors who claimed that the testing for COVID-19 vaccine should be done in Africa.
During a debate on TV channel LCI, Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht insisted that Africans would be the best people to test the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Mira asked: “If I may be provocative, should this study not be done in Africa?”
Locht then replied: “You are right. We are currently thinking similarly about a study in Africa regarding the BCG vaccine. There is a proposal that has gone out — or will. We will seriously consider it.”
Reacting to the video, Drogba tweeted:
“It is totally inconceivable we keep on cautioning this. Africa is not a testing lab,
“I would like to vividly denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deeply racists words. Helps us save Africa with the current ongoing Covid 19 and flatten the curve,
“Let us save ourselves from this crazy virus that is plummeting the world economy and ravaging populations health worldwide. Do not take African people as human guinea pigs! It is absolutely disgusting.
“African leaders have a responsibility to protect their populations from those horrendous conspiracies. May god protect us!”
Eto’o called the doctors “assassins,
“Son of P … You’re just SHIT, Africa isn’t your playground.”
Istanbul Basaksehir forward Demba Ba also reacted angrily on Twitter in a separate post, which read: “Welcome to the West. Where white people believe that they are so superior that racism and stupidity are the norm.”