Netizens React After UK Says Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Tested In Kenya
As human trials for Covid-19 vaccine begins in the United Kingdom (UK), more than 2.7 million people in the world have been confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus.
Yesterday, speaking on BBC, a UK Medical Correspondent for the BBC Fergus Walsh, reported in an interview that after the UK, trials will be done in Kenya.
Mr Walsh explains that the team in Oxford University that is working on the virus has an impeccable record in developing vaccines going back many years, in the same sentence he adds “…now if they don’t get the early quick result in he UK, they are considering a trial in Kenya, where the epidemic of coronavirus may be on the rise”. he said
Kenyans tooks to social media in the better part of Friday condemning the suggestion.
While Coronavirus numbers in Kenya and the UK in terms on those infected with the virus is miles apart, many opined that this sugestions was a colonial gimmick
#UK and #Oxford: If you don’t see results of your test vaccine fast enough, you’ll take it to #Kenya? Why? #Colonialists! Africa is not your lab. Here’s an idea, take it to #Sweden. They’re the ones with a huge country-wide experiment. pic.twitter.com/roQsp9ybIz
— Roseanna Avento (@RosiAvento) April 24, 2020
Europeans must Respect Africa
U.K. scientists are now considering coronavirus vaccine trials in Kenya after two French Scientists Racist attempt to use Africans as Guinea Pigs failed miserably.
Are they testing our Patience or playing with our psychology? pic.twitter.com/2uek25xBzR
— GPAN (@AfricaRepublic) April 24, 2020
The UK has 138,000 coronavirus cases while Kenya has only 320 yet scientists from Cambridge University are insisting that they will test a vaccine they are developing in Kenya.
(Video Courtesy : @BBCNews) pic.twitter.com/Pt9V1ScRXY
— KOT 🇰🇪 (@KOT_Loyals) April 24, 2020