Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba have hit again angrily at “racist and contemptuous” feedback made by two docs on French tv suggesting research on medication to fight coronavirus must be examined in Africa.
A controversial change on reside tv between two French docs sparked outrage on social media after they instructed testing COVID-19 vaccines on Africans as a result of “they don’t have masks, therapy, nor intensive care.”
Within the video, Jean-Paul Mira, the pinnacle of the intensive care division on the Cochin Hospital in Paris, proposes the thought of testing new coronavirus vaccines on African populations to Camille Locht, the analysis director on the French Nationwide Institute of Well being and Medical Analysis (INSERM).
“If I might be provocative, shouldn’t we do that research in Africa the place there aren’t any masks, no therapy, no intensive care? A bit like we did in some research on AIDS. We tried issues on prostitutes as a result of they’re extremely uncovered and don’t defend themselves,” mentioned Mira.
Locht agreed with the suggestion: “You might be proper. We are literally desirous about main a research in Africa… We now have already launched a name for bids and we’re strongly contemplating the thought.”
The footage, taken from a chat present broadcasted on April 1 on French tv channel LCI, went viral when Cameroonian soccer legend Samuel Eto’o shared the video on his social media.
“Assassins!” Eto’o commented on Twitter earlier than sharing the video on his Fb and Instagram pages.
Greater than 600,000 web customers watched the footage and 1000’s shared it, denouncing the colonialist mindset of the 2 French docs.
“Africa is just not your playground,” Eto’o wrote in a totally different publication.
Following the backlash, LCI eliminated the speak present recording from their web site and social media pages with out commenting on the incident.
That is so gross and horrific.
Two French docs focus on doing a Coronavirus research in Africa “the place there aren’t any masks, no therapy, no intensive care” like HIV checks completed “on prostitutes as a result of they’re extremely uncovered and don’t defend themselves.”pic.twitter.com/4hf7aYG8k0
— Joseph Willits (@josephwillits) April 2, 2020
African soccer legend Drogba mentioned Africa is just not a testing lab and makes an attempt to demean Africans must be resisted.
It’s completely inconceivable we carry on cautioning this. Africa isn’t a testing lab.
I want to vividly denounce these demeaning, false and most of all deep racists phrases.
Helps us save Africa with the present ongoing COVID-19 and flatten the curve.
Allow us to save ourselves from this loopy virus that’s plummeting the world financial system and ravaging populations well being worldwide.
Don’t take African folks as human guinea pigs! It’s completely disgusting…
African leaders have a accountability to guard their populations from these horrendous conspiracies.
Might God defend us!