The likes Ghana Black Stars player Christian Atsu reacted to the news by saying that these doctors should be ashamed of themselves for making such an absurd proposition.
“They are not even ashamed of themselves. They want to test the new vaccine first in Africa”, he said in a tweet.
Another person who is appalled by the suggestion by Dr Jean-Paul Mira and his colleague is Ivorian International football star Didier Drogba.
Dr Jean-Paul Mira wrote that;
“If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we do this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment, no resuscitation, a bit like it has been done in some studies in AIDS, where among prostitutes, we try things, because they are exposed, and they don’t protect themselves, what do you think?”
Reacting to this, Drogba wrote;
“It is totally inconceivable we keep on cautioning this.
Africa isn’t a testing lab. I would like to vividly denounce those demeaning, false and most of all deep racists words. Helps us save Africa with the current ongoing COVID 19 and flatten the curve”