French doctors on television suggest Africans should be used as Human Guinea Pigs for COVID-19 Research
On Wednesday, doctors Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Locht appeared on LCI, a channel on French television. While discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, Mira, who is the head of the ICU at the Cochin Hospital in Paris, suggested that researchers should set up shop in Africa and use Africans as test subjects.
This is horrific. Two French doctors on live television are discussing how a potential new treatment against #covid19 should be first tested in Africa, "where are no masks, no treatment, no reanimation", "the same way experimental treatment for AIDS was done on prostitutes". https://t.co/ojYb8GnKkI
— Rim-Sarah Alouane (@RimSarah) April 2, 2020
“If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we do this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment, no intensive care?” Mira asked. “A bit like we did in some studies on AIDS. We tried things on prostitutes because they are highly exposed and do not protect themselves.” Locht, who boasts the title of research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, agreed.
“You are right. We are actually thinking of a parallel study in Africa to use with the same kind of approach with BCG placebos,” Locht added, reportedly referring to vaccination against tuberculosis. Unsurprisingly, the backlash was swift from African citizens from all backgrounds. People weren’t just angered, they saw the comments as a frightening take on how the “Western World” continues to view African people, their culture, and their country as disposable. You can see a clip of the broadcast above and few responses to the controversy below.
Two French doctors suggest they should conduct Covid-19 vaccine experiments in Africa because people don’t protect themselves there.
Of course, Europeans are too valuable to conduct human experiments pic.twitter.com/pXL9ynbaXs
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) April 2, 2020
As an African woman, this brought tears to my eyes.
From these French doctors, to western ideologue elites, to stakeholders at international organizations…
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) April 2, 2020
"Do not take African people as human guinea pigs," warned Drogba after French doctors' "disgusting" proposal, while Eto'o called them "sons of bitches"…https://t.co/Xs5rLixa4M
— AS English (@English_AS) April 3, 2020
DR JEAN-PAUL MIRA (president of France’s ICS): If I can be provocative, why don’t we test #COVID19 treatments in Africa…like is done for HIV or with sex workers b/c we know they are highly exposed & they don’t protect themselves?
DR CAMILLE LOCHT: You’re right. https://t.co/gUbVbwUbTE
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) April 2, 2020
African governments must pay attention to incoming threats from the West.
In times of scarcity, attacks on African bodies & our resources are justified.
These medical research French doctors are on television suggesting that Africa be where they test the coronavirus vaccine. https://t.co/kw1F8kClJX
— Doreen 🌴✨ (@DoreenGLM) April 2, 2020
Fuck those French doctors man. Fuck them.
— Dr T (@drtlaleng) April 2, 2020
" – Like it's done for HIV and with sex workers
– You're absolutely right, we're going to seriously think about it"pic.twitter.com/KAMdZWEv9E
— Rym Khadhraoui (@RymKh) April 2, 2020
Rapper Snow Billy Claims Legendary DJ Kay Slay Died Of AIDS
DJ Kay Slay Allegedly Died Of AIDS
A former friend of DJ Kay Slay is spreading a very disturbing rumor about him – saying that he knows what truly killed the legendary NYC DJ. This former friend is telling people on Clubhouse that Kay Slay “died of AIDS.”
Snow Billy, is a former friend of Kay Slay and NYC rapper who once managed Tekashi 6ix9ine. He went on Clubhouse yesterday and told his listeners, “DJ/rapper Kay Slay had full blown AIDS.”
Officially, Kay Slay’s family released a statement at the time of his death – saying that the legendary DJ passed away after a long bout of Covid-19. The family did not reveal any other comorbidity that may have contributed to his death.
We are not able to confirm the veracity of Snow Billy’s statements – and it doesn’t appear that he has any evidence to back up his claims either.
But even without any evidence, Snow Billy’s ‘AIDS’ rumor is spreading like wildfire all over social media.
Listen to the hundreds of people on Clubhouse discussing the rumor that Snow Billy started. We’re not posting the audio here, because it contains a lot of bad language, and many questionable assertions.
Texas Man Punched In The Face After Telling Child To Be Quiet At A Restaurant
<>Man Punched In The Face After Telling Child To Be Quiet At A Restaurant
According to reports gathered A Texas man was punched in the face by a parent after he reportedly told their child to “be quiet” at a taco restaurant.
The Brownsville Police Department is currently searching for a man who punched the reported victim on Easter Sunday at the Taco de Marcelos restaurant.
In a statement, police said: “the male subject got up from the table and started assaulting another customer. The male subject then exited the location and left the area.”
“The only other detail we can release is that the victim told the suspect’s child to be quiet because they were trying to eat. And the subject got mad and went over there and started punching the victim.”
The suspect is reportedly still on the loose and no one has come forward with his identity
Investigator Martin Sandoval said the victim had “a couple of bruises” but appeared to be fine despite the unexpected attack. In a video clip provided by police, the suspect appears to be a white male wearing a red T-shirt, black shorts, and sneakers.
However, the public has not reached out to the police about the suspect’s identity.
DaBaby “Shot Home Intruder in the Leg” at North Carolina Estate
According to reports circulating the internet, there was a shooting at DaBaby’s estate in North Carolina earlier today and DaBaby was home when the incident happened.
Around 7:45 p.m. on April 14th, Troutman Police officers went to the home on Stillwater Road after receiving a call about a shooting at the rapper’s estate. When officers arrived, they found a person with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening to their “lower extremities,” Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson told The Charlotte Observer.
DaBaby was inside the home at the time of the shooting, Watson said, adding that the person was shot on the football field outside of the home. The identity of the injured person was not revealed.
TMZ now reports citing law enforcement sources that DaBaby was the one who shot the intruder. The rapper reportedly exchanged words with the person and soon after shot him in the leg. DaBaby then called 911 and has been cooperative with cops.
WSOC TV reports that someone called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I shot him in his leg.”
“OK. And why did you do that?” the dispatcher asked.
“He’s trespassing on my property,” the man told the dispatcher. “(Inaudible) about my name. I don’t know what he’s here for. What he’s here to take. What he’s here to do. He’s neutralized until you guys get here.”