News Alaba meets "racist" request to start vaccination in Africa

Alaba meets “racist” request to start vaccination in Africa

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Bayern Munich defender David Alaba called the proposal to test a COVID-19 vaccine in Africa first, “a kind of racism I can never imagine.”

Two French doctors sparked controversy during a debate on LCI television last Wednesday about plans for a tuberculosis vaccine against the coronavirus to be tested in Europe and Australia.





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Bayern Munich defender David Alaba

Jean-Paul Mira, head of the intensive care unit at the Cochin hospital in Paris, and Camille Locht, head of research at the Inserm health research group, suggested that the method be tested in Africa first.

Former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba and former Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o opposed the comments. Alaba joined them on social media.

Alaba tweeted: “I’m trying a # Covid19 [vaccine] in Africa??? Are these two men doctors or clowns?

“This is a kind of racism that I can never imagine. Shameful and unacceptable! We all have to stand together and work hand in hand to fight this virus.”

Africa is the continent least affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but the total number of reported cases has now exceeded 9,000, killing 444 people.

Related Slideshow: Outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) Around the World (provided by Photo Services)

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