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African Athletes to French Doctors: 'Africa Isn't a Testing Lab'

As minds come together in efforts to develop a vaccine and cure that will put a halt to the pandemic, some insist on contributing their ill and racially immoral two cents. Among the latter are two French doctors who suggest using the people of Africa as COVID-19 vaccine testing subjects. Professor Jean-Paul Mira, head of the Resuscitation Department at the Cochin Hospital and Professor Camile Locht, the research director at Inserm, both agree that the continent of Africa is the ideal location to test the vaccine. “If I can be proactive, shouldn’t we do this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment, no reanimation,” Mira said in a TRTWorld discussion. It seems that Mira has neglected to view Africans as people, but instead, as testing dummies who can help the rest of the world be proactive against COVID-19. He continues his demeaning rant by saying “a little bit as is done in some AIDS studies where they used prostitutes to test some things.” Mira’s statements reek of...

Apr 6, 2020