BCG Vaccine & Covid-19
On BCG Vaccine – A French research cooperation, Inserm health research group, said their plan is to begin testing as clinical trials of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin special injection, also known as the BCG vaccine, as part of the fight against coronavirus in Africa.
Reports say that some recent studies by scientists in the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (also known as Inserm) do show that fewer deaths from coronavirus left countries where they administer the BCG vaccine.
The BCG vaccine is a special injection that doctors give to babies who are newly born in order to protect them from places where tuberculosis is common.
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The Inserm group also said they also plan clinical trials in European countries and in Australia, and any testing in Africa would be after.
Currently, no drugs can prevent COVID-19, and there is no vaccine either.
As the virus walks across the world, touching over one million people, scientists are working at breakneck speed to identify ways to slow or stop the virus.
Even WHO is yet to give anyone the go ahead or react to the BCG vaccine reports which have gone viral.
So what started this question about whether France has found a cure for the coronavirus?
Well, it was after two doctors in France, Jean-Paul Mira, head of intensive care at Cochin hospital in Paris, and Camille Locht, head of research at Inserm, entered into racism troubles with statements they made that made them test the vaccine as protection for coronavirus in Africa because the continent did not have masks, treatments, or resuscitation.
The statement made Africans angry to the extent that former footballers like Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o said on social media that they should not take Africans as human guinea pigs. Samuel Eto’o called the doctors and said that they were killers.