Tanzanian’s President John Magufuli has warned the country’s health ministry against rushing into embracing the Covid 19 vaccines promoted by foreign companies and countries.
Magufuli cast doubt on the global urge to develop Covid 19 vaccine claiming that little has been done to help cure other diseases like tuberculosis, malaria among other infections.
“You should stand firm. Vaccinations are dangerous. If the white man was able to come up with vaccinations, he should have found a vaccination for Aids, tuberculosis, cancer and malaria by now”, he said.
“The Health ministry must know that not every vaccination is meaningful to our nation. Tanzanians must be mindful so that we are not used for trials of some doubtful vaccinations which can have serious repercussions on our health”, he added.
Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli had declared the East African country as Covid-free and did not place any curfew or confinement to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“We have lived for over one year without the virus because our God is able and Satan will always fail. The health ministry should be very cautious and avoid the temptation to turn us into a country where vaccination trials are conducted freely”, he said.
“In a certain country, it’s girl children (aged below 14 years) were vaccinated against what was said to be cervical cancer but it later emerged that the vaccination was later emerged that the vaccination was meant to make them infertile”, President Magufuli said.
Tanzania is among the first countries in Africa to order for the touted Madagascar Covid herb in the fights against the virus. Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina is the promoter in chief of the substance marketed as Covid organics and sold in the form of a herbal infusion.
The substance has proven effectiveness against malaria, but no clinical trials have tested it against Covid 19, either as a cure or as a preventative.