Davido slams plan to test coronavirus vaccine in Africa


Davido has slammed comments made by French doctors suggesting studies on drugs to combat coronavirus should be tested in Africa.

The comments in question regard the potential testing of the BCG vaccine, generally used against tuberculosis, as a preventative measure against Covid-19.

“If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we do this study in Africa where there are no masks, no treatment, no resuscitation?” asked Professor Jean-Paul Mira, head of the intensive care unit at the Cochin Hospital in Paris.

“The same as for some AIDS studies where prostitutes try things because we know they’re unprotected”.

In reaction, the Nigerian singer tweeted, the vaccine should be tested at counties with the highest cases and not Africa.

Europe is the worst-affected continent with the virus killing hundreds daily. France have reported over 1,000 death cases.