- There has been a suggestion by a French doctor for COVID-19 vaccine trials to be conducted in Africa
- Many prominent people in Africa have backlashed the idea completely
- Interestingly, the general public in Ghana seems divided over the issue as mixed reactions have been gathered by YEN.com.gh
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Ghanaians have poured out their hearts over the trending topic of testing COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, which was suggested by a French doctor, Jean-Paul Mira.
Many people including Kelvin Prince Boateng, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto, Christian Atsu and Professor Gyampo among many others have all shared their views on the matter.
YEN.com.gh asked the general public what they make of the entire idea to use Africa as a 'testing lab' and Ghanaians have been sharing profound views, some of which have been gathered.
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El Amen opined that the vaccine should be tested on every continent at the same time. She sounded very objective in her presentation, adding that more should be in Africa as we are not contributing much to the research itself:
Suleman Sadiq wondered why there was the debate at all because the answer would certainly be a no.
Aquasi Ajenim Boateng found no sense at all in the idea. According to him, Africans are being compared to animals
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Fofoe Doe Ozil interestingly agreed hands-down, stating that Africa could not develop a vaccine if they are left alone for 100 years.
Kamil Afa Kaamila chose to ask a rather thought-provoking question, wondering if the continent would be interested in using the vaccine after it is tested and approved.
In other news, a Ghanaian medical doctor identified as Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Coomson has created a simple full-face mask that serves as an effective protective shield against COVID-19.
The report was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of Nhyira 104.5 FM, in which it was revealed that the medical officer serves in a large capacity as a medical superintendent at Essam Government Hospital.
According to the renowned doctor, the face shield was made of transparent rubber, foam, glue and elastic band, and can be made by everyone who wishes to.
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