A French doctor has apologized for what he calls his clumsy remark suggesting COVID19 vaccines should be tested on poor Africans.
There has been a furious social media reaction to what Dr Jean-Paul Mira said on live French television.
Jean Paul Mira is head of intensive care at Cochin hospital in Paris.
He was being asked on the LCI television channel about testing COVID 19 vaccines.
Mira said the value of this being done in Europe and Australia was undermined by the number of people there using personal protective equipment.
He suggested, by his own admission provocatively, that it would be more effective in parts of Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment and no intensive care.
Mira’s apologized to those who were hurt, shocked or felt insulted at his remarks clumsily expressed.