The comments made are “both offensive and discriminatory, and therefore characterize two crimes of a racial nature”, estimates M'jid El Guerrab, deputy (ex-LREM) of the French from the Maghreb and West Africa.
MP M'jid El Guerrab announced on Saturday April 4 that he was seizing the Paris prosecutor after strongly criticized remarks of a researcher and a head of department of Parisian hospital, in which they wondered on the advisability of testing a vaccine in Africa against Covid-19.
The words used are “both offensive and discriminatory, and therefore characterize two crimes of a racial nature”, estimates M'jid El Guerrab, deputy (ex-LREM) of the French of the Maghreb and West Africa, member of the group Liberties and Territories, in a press release.
The chosen one “could not remain without reacting to this breach of the republican pact” while the two specialists have formulated “an invitation, even an exhortation, to a treatment differentiated according to the origin”. The Superior council of audio-visual (CSA) was already seized by association SOS Racism.
In a sequence broadcast on Wednesday afternoon on the LCI channel, Camille Locht, research director at Inserm in Lille, was asked about research carried out around the BCG vaccine against covid-19.
Invited to the stage, Jean-Paul Mira, head of the intensive medicine and resuscitation department at Cochin hospital, asked him: “If I can be provocative, shouldn't we do this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatment, no resuscitation, a bit like it is done elsewhere on some studies with AIDS, or in prostitutes: we try things because we know they are highly exposed. What do you think? “ The researcher replied: “You are right”.