Africans have come out in their numbers on social media to kick against the suggestions of two French doctors who want to test their vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic on Africans.
The two French doctors on a TV debate, suggested trials of a tuberculosis vaccine on Africans to see if the vaccine will prove effective against coronavirus
Naturally, this has angered Africans as they have come on Twitter with the hashtag “#AfricansAreNotLabRats”.
One of the doctors, Jean-Paul Mira, head of intensive care at Cochin hospital in Paris, says, “If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatments, no resuscitation?”
This suggestion has made Africans really upset as they have taken to Twitter handle to school the French doctors on the fact that Africans are not lab rats.
See various reactions below:
Let's be bold and say no to racial degradation & Racial bias! This is very insane to consider Africa as animals that's are inferior! Why wouldn't those France doctors carry out their Vaccine test on their fellow and rush to Africa! Wtf is that??? #AfricansAreNotLabRats
— BRIAN MOGENI?? (@brian_mogeni) April 4, 2020
Whatever is best for humanity is not meant for Africans, whatever is not favorable and detrimental is meant for Africans. Super sad how low these People rate Africans. #AfricansAreNotLabRats
— ?? OMO NAIJA ? (@Cele__Audu) April 4, 2020
I have a Name, Bravin. I'm a Human Being. I am a Homo sapien sapien. I am not a Guinea Pig. I am not a Lab Rat. Being African doesn't make me a Lesser Human. It makes me a Better Human Being. I say NO to Vaccine Testing In Africa.#AfricansAreNotLabRats #AfricansAreNotGuineaPigs
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) April 4, 2020
Italy,france and now USA and UK have more than 1k deaths per day yet they here yapping about testing vaccines on Africans.this bunch of suckers and racists should back off africa.we are africans and africa is our business.#AfricansAreNotLabRats pic.twitter.com/G3K75vMDqi
— Private developer. (@thykabal) April 4, 2020
No to 5G in Nigeria, analysis shows this.
— Ivy_uduakobong (@UduakobongIvy) April 4, 2020
It's disgusting and ridiculous for some people to openly claim that they are going to use our people like guinea pigs! I call upon all African leaders to not entertain such mediocrity and unjust experiments done on our people. AFRICA IS OUR BUSINESS #AfricansAreNotLabRats
— William Samoei Ruto Fan, PhD (@DpWilliamSRuto) April 4, 2020
It makes no sense to start testing vaccines in a continent with just 7k+ cases, leaving behind their countries. Africa is not a lab and we are not Guinea pigs! Let them test their vaccines there. Sadly, our leaders are dumb enough to allow them.#AfricansAreNotLabRats
— Dennis Kiplimo™ ???? (@_ItsShark) April 4, 2020
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— Chidiobi Chidi (@Chidi_Chidiobi) April 4, 2020
Only 23 deaths in entire African continent, United States of America alone has recorded over 1 000 daily deaths for the past 2 consecutive days. If they don't have ulterior motives, shouldn't they start the Vaccination in worst hit areas??#AfricansAreNotLabRats
— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) April 4, 2020