South Africans protest against coronavirus vaccine trials that exploit black lives – but will leftists care?
(Natural News) The first human trials for a potential Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine are set to begin in Africa, and protesters in Johannesburg have taken to the streets in protest to declare that they will not be human guinea pigs for this latest Bill Gates depopulation scheme.
Roughly 50 people, mostly black, held up protest signs outside the University of the Witwatersrand (UW) where South Africa’s first clinical trials on a new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are set to begin with the help of about 2,000 volunteers.
In partnership with the University of Oxford, UW claims that testing this new vaccine candidate on willing participants will help to ensure that a safe and inexpensive commercial vaccine is eventually made available to Africans. However, the protesters are not so sure.
“I’m not happy at all!” 29-year-old graphic designer Tebogo Legoale told news reporters, reflecting on his continent’s past involvement in testing potentially dangerous drugs on innocent people who do not fully understand the risks involved.
“I mean, this feels like the 1980s all over again when the AIDS pandemic just broke out in South Africa.”
Walter Mashilo, another 29-year-old who is known as a local activist, agrees. He says that he believes members of parliament and ministers’ children should be the first to receive this experimental vaccine, not poor people who are being tricked into potentially sacrificing their own lives.
“We are clear, comrades: we don’t want this vaccine,” Mashilo announced to the crowd standing before him, many of whom were seen carrying “We are not guinea pigs” signage.