Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast National Soccer Team, left, with Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon National Soccer team reacts during a meeting before a training session in St-Gratien, outside Paris, France. Friday, May 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
African football legends Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o rebuke two French doctors who theorised that COVID-19 vaccines should be tested on Africans first.
Drogba described the suggestion as taking ‘African people as human guinea pigs,’ and clarified that ‘Africa isn’t a testing lab’.
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 deeply racists words.
Helps us save Africa with the current ongoing Covid 19 and flatten the curve. pic.twitter.com/41GIpXaIYv
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) April 2, 2020
Also, one of the greatest world footballers, Cameroon all-time record goals-scorer, Samuel Eto’o called the doctors “murderers”.
The 1 April clip from French TV channel LCI featuring Dr Jean-Paul Mira and Dr Camille Locht has since gone viral on social media.
VIDEO OF THE DOCTORS
In the clip Dr Mira, from Cochin hospital in Paris, suggests that a medical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine should be carried out in Africa as it had been done in studies relating to Aids.