Dr Jean-Paul Mira, One of the doctors who suggested that the coronavirus vaccine should be first tested in Africa has now apologized after he was criticized globally.
Mira and another Doctor called Camille Locht, who is the research head at France’s National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), based in Lille were having a discussion on a rush to find a vaccine to the pandemic.
Then Mira suggested if there is possibly a vaccine then it should first be tried in Africa.
“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?” He said on French local TV station LCI.
“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. I think there is a call for tenders that was released or that will be released & I think we will indeed srsly think about that too.” Locht replied in affirmation.
Well after they were gobally backlashed, it appears they have now realized the mistake in their comment and as such have come to apologize.
Jean-Paul apologized on Friday for his comments with Paris’ clinic network, “I want to present all my apologies to those who were hurt, shocked and felt insulted by the remarks I clumsily expressed.”