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    French doctor who suggested that coronavirus vaccine should be tested in Africa apologizes after backlash

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    Following the global outrage that greeted the comments made by two French doctors, Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht asking for a new Coronavirus drug to be tested in Africa,  the doctor has apologized.

    Few days earlier, Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht spoke on a live TV interview, where they suggested that Africa is the best place to conduct such test as they recalled how an experimental treatment for AIDS was carried out in Africa.

    The doctors were discussing about a “repurposed” tuberculosis vaccine as a COVID-19 beater during an expert chat on television, when the suggestion was made. The drug is currently being trialled in several European countries and Australia.

    Mira, who is the intensive care unit (ICU) head at the Cochin hospital in Paris has now apologized over his comment which incited an outcry.

    In a statement released on Friday April 3, Mira’s employer, the Paris network of hospitals quoted him saying:

    “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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