When I was surfing the internet today, I saw a post from an author claiming African should accept the vaccine since they can’t even produce one. Below is his article and his reasons for saying that;
“When I read how Africans flock online to condemn the vaccine about to the tested in Africa, I begin to think we have lost our priorities. What do you think. The scientists were only trying to help because they know our leaders will not. Most of the vaccines being produced abroad are either funded by their government or billionaires. Bill Gates is sponsoring more than 10 different research institutes abroad working for the production of the Corona virus vaccine. Many of the billionaires and even millionaires in Europe and America have established grants to help their scientists carry out research on the virus of come up with a cure.”
“Have you ever seen an African billionaire sponsor any research or scientific innovation in Africa? Never! But during election campaigns, they donate fortunes to political parties. Which is more important, political parties or research and technology innovation? Be sincere in your answers. Will you test your vaccine on someone who is sponsoring your research? No way.”
“These scientists value their people because their people value them. Our own people do not value their own scientists. When given enough funding, many African scientists will produce a better vaccine and cure for Corona virus more than their foreign counterparts but our leaders will never do that. They will rather want us to be slaves to foreign powers. That was why they killed Thomas Sankara. Read about that man and understand that Africans still have a long way to go.”
“I was initially angry about the move to test vaccines on Africans but I changed my mind. An African proverb says that a twine that grows out of the wood and start growing on the footpaths should expect to be matched upon. Only Sani Abacha’s loots can sponsor 40 researches in Africa. The whites are using the money to produce the vaccine and you expect them to test it out on their people, you must be kidding. Direct your anger at something else.”
“Can’t you see Congolese president have accepted that the vaccine be tested in his country? He does not have a choice. If you cannot sing, you must dance but if you cannot dance, you must at least clap your hands or nod your head. If you cannot produce vaccine, and you refuse to sponsor your people to produce one, then you must submit yourself to have the vaccine tested in your country.” He wrote
What do you think about his points? the guy actually made some points about Africans billionaires/ politicians which is truth. Why can’t they sponsor researchers from Africa as well? All our politicians care about is embezzling money for there own purpose alone.