Two French doctors who were identified as Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht, have ignited an uproar after they were seen on a live Television advocating for the potential new treatment for Coronavirus to be tested in Africa.
The French Doctors who maintained that Africa is the best place to conduct such test for Coronavirus drugs, flashing back on how an experimental treatment for AIDS was carried out in Africa on different occation.
Mira, head of resuscitation department at Cochin Hospital was heard saying;
“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?”
Locht, a research director at Inserm equally backed him and further stressed;
“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 seriously think about that too.”