French doctors appeared on television and suggested that COVID-19 researchers settle in Africa and use Africans as guinea pigs for their experiments.
“If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment, no intensive care? Asked Mira. “Kind of like we did in some AIDS studies. We have tried things on prostitutes because they are very exposed and do not protect themselves. Locht, who claims the title of research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, agreed.
” You are right. We are actually thinking of a parallel study in Africa to be used with the same type of approach with BCG placebos, “added Locht, referring to vaccination against tuberculosis. Unsurprisingly, the response was swift from African citizens from all walks of life. People were not only angry, they saw the comments as a frightening vision of how the “Western world” continues to view Africans, their culture and their country as disposable. You can see an excerpt from the show above and some responses to the controversy below.