The comments which were made on live television certainly did not go down well among the black population in France causing outrage among the black natives.
In an interview with a local TV channel LCI, one of the doctors named as Dr Jean-Paul Mira said;
“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?”
The other doctor also named as Dr Camille Locht joined the conversation saying
“So you are right, we’re thinking in parallel to a study in Africa precisely to make this same type of approach w/BCG [vaccine] placebo.
Ivorian football star Didier Drogba among other personalities has expressed dissatisfaction over the comments making a case that Africans are not meant for clinical trials.
ITALY —13950 Deaths
China —3314 Deaths
Spain — 10,935 Deaths
USA — 6,099 Deaths
AFRICA(Whole continent) — 23
Why start vaccination in Africa??
Pls do the test in Italy China, Spain e.t.c#AfricansAreNotLabRats pic.twitter.com/gv6kUuWelk
— GoingHigher (@ajayibenmi) April 4, 2020