Tanzania

Yokel

LE
Whatever we think our our politicians, they are better than these fools:

Coronavirus in Tanzania - BBC

Since June last year, when President John Magufuli declared the country "Covid-19 free", he, along with other top government officials, have mocked the efficacy of masks, doubted if testing works, and teased neighbouring countries which have imposed health measures to curb the virus.

Mr Magufuli has also warned - without providing any evidence - that Covid-19 vaccines could be harmful and has instead been urging Tanzanians to use steam inhalation and herbal medicines, neither of which have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) as treatments.

It is unclear why the president has expressed such scepticism about the vaccines but he recently said that Tanzanians should not be used as "guinea pigs".

"If the white man was able to come up with vaccinations, he should have found a vaccination for Aids, cancer and TB by now," said Mr Magufuli, who has often cast himself as standing up to Western imperialism.

The WHO disagrees.

"Vaccines work and I encourage the [Tanzanian] government to prepare for a Covid vaccination campaign," said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's Africa director, adding that the organisation was ready to support the country.


FFS:
 

Yokel

LE
He is playing identity politics, and as ever, it is the disadvantaged that bear the brunt of the consequences. He reminds me of that twat of a South African President and Health Minister who insisted to the HIV virus does not exist and prevented tens of thousands from getting life saving treatment.
 

Union Jack

Old-Salt
Whatever we think our our politicians, they are better than these fools:

Coronavirus in Tanzania - BBC

Since June last year, when President John Magufuli declared the country "Covid-19 free", he, along with other top government officials, have mocked the efficacy of masks, doubted if testing works, and teased neighbouring countries which have imposed health measures to curb the virus.

Mr Magufuli has also warned - without providing any evidence - that Covid-19 vaccines could be harmful and has instead been urging Tanzanians to use steam inhalation and herbal medicines, neither of which have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) as treatments.

It is unclear why the president has expressed such scepticism about the vaccines but he recently said that Tanzanians should not be used as "guinea pigs".


"If the white man was able to come up with vaccinations, he should have found a vaccination for Aids, cancer and TB by now," said Mr Magufuli, who has often cast himself as standing up to Western imperialism.

The WHO disagrees.

"Vaccines work and I encourage the [Tanzanian] government to prepare for a Covid vaccination campaign," said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's Africa director, adding that the organisation was ready to support the country.


FFS:
As my Tanzanian-born bride has pointed out, the so-called white man doesn't seem to have done so badly on so many other medical fronts, not least by coming up with a treatment for ebola.

Jack
 
'Steam inhalation'?
Oh yes, expect huge amounts of facial scalding and sinus damage at dar es Salaam A&E.

Oh, and expect the begging bowls to be brought out within a few weeks, as tanzania appeals for funds to ease its 'health crisis'.
 

health ministry official Mabula Mchembe visited hospitals in Dar es Salaam and stressed that there were no coronavirus patients, just "rumours which may cause unnecessary panic".

Obviously sacrificing the wrong kind of chickens.
 

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