The legends of african football Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba have been criticised by two French doctors who this week proposed the idea that trials in Africa of a vaccine against the disease COVID-19, which is causing havoc in the world.
In his account of Twitter, Eto’o, former player of teams such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or the Inter of Milan, he described to the doctors of “killers”.
The mythical exdelantero cameroonian went even further in his account of Instagram, and called the doctors, “sons of P…” and “shit”.
For its part, the legendary striker ivorian Drogba, which reached the stardom in the Chelseastressed in Twitter “it is inconceivable” to have to listen to yet statements of this kind.
“Africa is not a testing laboratory. I would like to denounce strongly these words degrading, false, and, above all, deeply racist,” said exfutbolista of the Ivory Coast.
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. pic.twitter.com/41GIpXaIYv
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba)
April 2, 2020
The exinternacional of Senegal Demba Ba also spoke on the same line on Twitter: “Welcome to the West, where the whites think themselves so superior that the racism and the weakness become a banality. Time to get up”
Eto’o, Drogba and Ba referred to the comments that this Wednesday did in the French television LCI the doctors Jean–Paul Look, the Hospital Cochin of Paris, and Camille Locht, the French national Institute of health and Medical Research (Inserm).
“If I can be provocative, how much more should we be doing this study in Africa, where there are no masks, or treatment, or resuscitation? A bit like is done in other places for some studies on AIDS. In the prostitutes, we try things because we know that they are very exposed and not to protect themselves, ” posed Look.
Locht agreed with his colleague and replied: “you’re right, we are thinking in a parallel study in Africa to use this same approach with placebos.”
The spread of the coronavirus it has accelerated in the last few weeks in Africa and already affects up to 50 of the 54 countries on the continent with over 7,100 cases and 291 deaths, after Malawi announced its first three infections.
In the world, the COVID-19 has caused more than a million cases and more than 53.900 deaths, according to latest figures compiled by the John Hopkins University.