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COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by Dpharisee: 8:35pm On Apr 03, 2020
African football icons including Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba have reacted with rage after doctors suggested the continent could be used as a testing ground during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht, a pair of medical experts in Paris, were speaking about the global health crisis in an online conversation when they discussed carrying out a major study in Africa in the race to find a vaccine for the virus.

Pointing to the lack of masks, treatments and resuscitation equipment on the continent, they suggested that prostitutes had been targeted for testing in Africa during attempts to find remedies for the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s and 1990s, and said an approach could be based on people who are “very exposed and do not have protection.”

Chelsea legend and two-time African Footballer of the Year Didier Drogba called the remarks “scandalous” and “absolutely disgusting.”

"It is totally inconceivable that we have to warn of this,” the Ivory Coast all-time leading scorer said.

@didierdrogba
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.

“I would like to vividly denounce these demeaning, false and most of all deeply racist words. Africa isn’t a testing lab. Let us save ourselves from this crazy virus that is plummeting the world economy and ravaging population health worldwide.

“Don't use Africans as guinea pigs. African leaders have a responsibility to protect people from these horrendous conspiracies.”

Former Barcelona hero Samuel Eto’o was one of the first to react to the shocking debate, angrily replying to the meeting: “Son of a b*tch.

“You’re just SH*T,” added the striker, who picked up the most prestigious individual prize in African football a record four times. “Africa is not a playground for you.”

Outraged Senegal star Demba Ba shared the video on social media and called for uproar. “Welcome to the west, where white people believe themselves to be so superior that racism and debility become a banality,” wrote the former Premier League and current Basaksehir forward, urging: “TIME TO RISE.”

Ba also referred to “all the episodes of racism that we experienced just in football in less than six months”, including an allegation of racist abuse towards a player from one of his former clubs, Antonio Rudiger at Chelsea, which caused a Premier League match at Tottenham to be halted this season.

The 34-year old asked: “Can we consider as good a person who sees an injustice but does not act?”

Former Liverpool, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain midfielder Mohamed Sissoko called the comments “abject and shameful.”“The bullshit virus has not spared [France],” he added. “It drives you crazy.”

The virus, which has infected more than a million people worldwide, is at an early stage of its spread in Africa, affecting countries such as South Africa, where a three-week lockdown was imposed last week ahead of an expected infection peak in May.

Republic of Congo midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, who left Scottish champions Celtic last year and was a Player of the Year for West Bromwich Albion during their spell in the Premier League, added: “Africa is not a trash can or a laboratory. No coronavirus vaccine test in Africa.”
that Africa be used as coronavirus testing ground

https://www.rt.com/sport/484867-drogba-eto-africa-coronavirus-testing-ground/

Lalasticlala this is serious matter shocked

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Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by BlackSpanner: 8:36pm On Apr 03, 2020
Just read the news on BBC. This is so true, one of the reasons we must condemn the coming of the Chinese medical team to Nigeria.

Let them use other countries in Europe and Asia for their lab research.

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Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by Trust22(m): 8:36pm On Apr 03, 2020
Lol
Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by Romanoff(f): 8:41pm On Apr 03, 2020
Thank God they are not kissing the asses of their French masters. They should go to America and Italy to test their vaccine.

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Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by Smartbrainfix: 8:44pm On Apr 03, 2020
This is what happens when our leaders collect any gift from anybody white in complexion. This points to the fact that they know our leaders will accept anything they offer them all in the name of providing aids and support to improve our economy thereby using the opportunity to carry out their motives.
I dont think this has not been done over and over, It has, because out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

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Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by Dpharisee: 8:46pm On Apr 03, 2020
All these medical teams from China and Europe should be stopped. I hope those French asslicking Francophone countries leaders will open their eyes and understand what France is planning for them

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Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by Mizwisdom(f): 9:04pm On Apr 03, 2020
They now want to come to Africa to develope vaccines. Lord, have mercy.



Beware of Chinese face mask, stay away from Chinese products for now

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Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by Omoluabi16(m): 2:00am On Apr 04, 2020
Unless we rise up, the whites will always look down on us. The ball is in our court.

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Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by splendid2: 4:27am On Apr 04, 2020
Jesus save us
Re: COVID-19: Africans aren’t guinea pigs': Drogba and Eto’o slam racist suggestions by Horus(m): 6:20am On Apr 04, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2GzVKGN1W4

French doctors suggest testing Covid-19 vaccine in Africa, slammed as racist

Two French doctors proposed the idea of testing a potential coronavirus vaccine in Africa.
Their comments sparked outrage online, with many calling them racist.

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