Coronavirus Vaccine: French Doctor Apologises Over Africa Comment

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Jean-Paul Mira, the French doctor who requested that the new Coronavirus drug be tested in Africa has apologized.

Jean Paul Mira and his colleague, Camille Locht had on a live TV interview which went viral, suggested that Africa is the best place to conduct Covid-19 test, as they recalled how an experimental treatment for AIDS was carried out in Africa.

The statement has since triggered global outrage, as some described it as racist.

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However, Mira, who is the intensive care unit (ICU) head at the Cochin Hospital in Paris, in a statement, described his comment as ‘a clumsy one.’

He apologized to those offended and shocked by his statement.

The terse statement read:

“I want to present all my apologies to those who were hurt, shocked and felt insulted by the remarks that I clumsily expressed on LCI this week.”

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