Ivorian retired soccer star Didier Drogba described as “disgusting” a proposal by French doctors to use Africans as guinea pigs in a coronavirus vaccine trial. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: WHO, sports stars slam French doctors’ ‘racist’ suggestion to trial vaccine in Africa

  • Professors propose testing drugs in Africa because people there ‘are exposed, and don’t protect themselves’
  • WHO regional director describes comments as ‘deeply upsetting’, while former soccer star Didier Drogba calls it ‘disgusting’
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Ivorian retired soccer star Didier Drogba described as “disgusting” a proposal by French doctors to use Africans as guinea pigs in a coronavirus vaccine trial. Photo: EPA
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