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Medical colonialism in Africa is not new April 9, 2020

Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.
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Medical colonialism in Africa is not new

Last Wednesday, a French doctor caused controversy when he proposed that vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemic be tried on Africans because they lack masks and other personal protective equipment.

By Friday, after widespread accusations of racism, he was forced to apologise for what he then called his “clumsily expressed” remarks. 

But the type of thinking exposed by his words is nothing new. Neither is it exceptional to this doctor. It is part of a trend that for generations has seen the dehumanising of some people because of the superiority complex of others.

https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/indepth/opinion/medical-colonialism-africa-200406103819617.html?__twitter_impression=true

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