Coronavirus vaccine trials in Africa: What you need to know – BBC Africa

With the start in June of the first human vaccine trials in South Africa, Africa has now officially joined the race to find a Covid-19 vaccine.

The large-scale trial of the vaccine developed by Oxford University is being conducted in South Africa, the UK and Brazil.

Experts say a vaccine is the one thing that will help bring life back to normal, but trials have to take place in many different settings before there is one which is safe to use.

Scientists say that it is vital that Africans take part in these trials, arguing it could jeopardise efforts to find a vaccine that works worldwide – and not just for richer nations.

But critics cite a history of Western exploitation of Africa and unethical drug trials in the past as a reason not to participate.

BBC Africa’s Joice Etutu reports on why vaccine trials in Africa are such a sensitive topic and whether things have changed.


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    1. Wow Bill gates is a murderer. It's clear to see. The woman host is stupid and just agrees. They are all democrats

    2. Leave Africa alone, they don't want this poison! They helped themselves with natural ingredients, as it should be!

    3. This will be a medical genocide of 900 million people.

    4. The world is one big pharma trial nowwww hahaha suckers

    5. The United Nations should pay for the vaccines for all countries across the world.

      No single African country should pay for it United Nations have all the money taking from Africa

    6. Now what a Coincidence there's a New Strain in the States that's Coming from Africa…

    7. Ebola used look up brain hemorrhage

    8. Man made virus, Man made bad vaccines. Do not take that vaccine Do not give it to your kids

    9. Pfizer Is the incarnation of Lucifer

    10. Fornacation is the no# one killer in the world how about a cure for that?

    11. Wake up. They exploit your abundant resources Africa to even be able to afford vaccines and everything else they have.

    12. I'm tired of the fallouts guys, like really Fuck all this leaderssl who sold us out. Because of this leaders we have lost our identities and our ways of life

    13. well if you choose not to take the vaccine, you ain't African

    14. Gain of function is away for them to cause deceases and play god like little children with toys only in this case it’s us !!! If you follow what the rich like bill gates be into you will be appalled with some of the gain of function products and what they have done to us and who funds this stuff ? The most pathological liars of all time! FAuci!!

    15. How is it difficult? As you have the vaccine you should have the data with you ?

      Find everything possible about this guy. …

    17. Jim C Smith, CEO of Reuters until 2020 but was also Boardmember of Pfizer since 2014, also hes Chait of the compensation commitee at Pfizer and also member of the Audit commitee. Very intresting, dont you think 😉 ?

    18. I can’t believe how brain freeze are people use your brain any other vaccine you pay and it tells you what is in there and you have you tube where Pfizer lost the lawsuit against where they vaccine children in Nigeria against meningitis and the children died cause there was no proven test you should protect your humans and not give in to some greedy asshole

    19. There are no long term studies on these vaccines. None of the animal trials passed! If you are unsure, wait! NO ONE KNOWS LONG TERM POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS!!!!!! MANY AMERICANS ARE NOT GETTING IT!!!!!!!

    20. ang mga rich na bansa nagtitimpla nag i imbinto ng vaccine tapos itotosok nila sa mga tao sa Africa testing para malaman kung effective or palpak or may side effects ang vaccine

      ngayon na open na mata isip ng taga Africa nagalit na sila

    21. They want Georgia guide stones reduce World population to 5oo million people to survive.

    22. I think we should experiment on reporters and politicians!

    23. I truly understand why African Americans refuse to take the vaccines!

    24. African need to demand resources in exchange for clinical trails! Africa do better sticking with the current treatment they are using.

    25. May GOD brings judgement quick to america.

    26. This news reader is AI.

    27. If you don't have access to healthcare, then your only option is to participate in a clinical trial. Is she a fool?? *A trial is NOT healthcare!!* And should never be allowed. Give the vaccine to Europe, Africa has the sun from God.

    28. Trial with big population?? China, India, USA+CA+MX, EU, etc. That woman is really sick! Burn down all covid-19 test centers in Africa. Africa needs education NOT vaccination trials!

    29. the Queen of England , Joe Biden , the Rothschild's , Bill Gates etc etc etc have been vaccinated yet haha … I let you guys think about it

    30. Vaccine is not the only way.
      How about Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine, and Artemis. Africa can use many safer, cheaper, alternative methods.

    31. Many have been injured and died from the jab. Look up V.A.E.R.S.
      THE INJURED asking to be heard, seen, and helped. Share.

    32. Most of vaxx given in africa are not eligible for the new UE vaxx pass do I need to add something

    33. African , grow some,and create your own vaccine, stop begging others

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