"Had Coronavirus Originated In Africa, The World Would Have Locked Us Away" Dr Ayoade Alakija

Date: 29-11-2021 2:07 pm (1 year ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 29-11-2021 02:07 PM (1 year ago)
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Dr Ayoade Alakija, Co-Chair of the African Union Vaccine Delivery Alliance for Covid-19 (AVDA), has reacted to the travel ban placed on many African countries after the Omicron variant of Coronavirus was detected in South Africa. Speaking on BBC, Dr Ayoade Alakija questioned why the world is locking away Africa and not doing the same to other continents where the heavily mutated variant has been detected.

"Why are we locking away Africa when this virus is already on three continents?" She asked. She added that the reaction to the Omicron Coronavirus variant detected in South Africa earlier this month shows that if Coronavirus had originated from Africa, not Wuhan, China, the world would have locked Africa out and there would have been no urgency to develop a vaccine because Africans are considered expendable.

She said: "Had the first coronavirus originated in Africa, it is now clear the world would have locked us away." "We cannot allow the world to do this to us," she added as she called on African leaders to rise up and take actions that benefit the continent. She said it is "inevitable" that the heavily mutated variant was discovered in Africa and she blamed this on the "world's failure to vaccinate in an equitable, urgent and speedy manner." She continued: "It is as a result of hoarding (vaccines) by high-income countries of the world."

The UK, US, and EU have imposed travel bans on African countries after the heavily mutated Coronavirus variant, Omicron, was detected in South Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against countries hastily imposing travel bans, saying they should look to a "risk-based and scientific approach". However, numerous bans have been introduced in recent days amid concerns over the variant. WHO's Africa director Matshidiso Moeti said on Sunday, Nov. 28: "With the Omicron variant now detected in several regions of the world, putting in place travel bans that target Africa attacks global solidarity." Meanwhile, South Africa's president has condemned the travel bans placed on its country and neighbouring countries over the new Coronavirus variant, Omicron.

 Cyril Ramaphosa said he was "deeply disappointed" by the ban, which he described as "unjustified" and called for the bans to be lifted. In his speech on Sunday, Mr Ramaphosa said there was no scientific basis for the travel bans and that southern Africa was the victim of unfair discrimination. He also argued that the bans would not be effective in preventing the spread of the variant. Omicron has now been detected in a number of countries around the world, including the UK, Germany, Australia and Israel.

Posted: at 29-11-2021 02:07 PM (1 year ago) | Hero
- Goldtime at 29-11-2021 02:28 PM (1 year ago)
We seems not doing what we ought to be doing and that’s speaking up against western politicians and d so called quack scientist.Firstly , people need to wake up from their dreams .Coronavirus virus is not a deadly disease.There have been thousands of deadly infections since genesis and human have lived with it and it come and gone .The idea of creating deadly fears in people ,locking down economies,depriving ordinary people from their normal lives ,taking away human freedoms ,invasion of human privacy ,enforcing vaccination just because they needed to make money and above all ceasing our collective freedoms .I think it’s time to jump in the streets and say enough is enough .Flu and cold virus is even more deadly than the coronavirus but yet human has learnt to live with it since it first emerged 1540 .Greed and wickedness by these so called scientists who government is paying billions to develop vaccines ,their greed is endless and insatiable.In fact , in my community nobody and I repeat no person died of coronavirus but there were numbers mentioned by these elements of darkness. It was delta ,I forgot they would have just call it Warri .Awon oloriburku
Posted: at 29-11-2021 02:28 PM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
- Vesamu at 29-11-2021 05:17 PM (1 year ago)
This has been the game plan on ground from the West...
Posted: at 29-11-2021 05:17 PM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
- Vesamu at 29-11-2021 05:17 PM (1 year ago)
This has been the game plan on ground from the West...
Posted: at 29-11-2021 05:17 PM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
- gogoman at 29-11-2021 06:09 PM (1 year ago)
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Good for you silly Africans.. sebi all of una dey follow white people, thinking because of Christianity..  WHITE people don't like blacks!!!
Posted: at 29-11-2021 06:09 PM (1 year ago) | Grande Master


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