Protest versus Africa's 1st COVID-19 vaccine test shows fear
July 1, 2020
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protesters against Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent.
Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is "the worst I've ever seen," the CEO of the GAVI vaccine alliance, Seth Berkley, told an African Union vaccine conference last week.
"In general, people in Africa know the diseases and want to protect each other," he said. "In this case, the rumor mill has been dramatic."
The trial that began last week in Johannesburg is part of one already under...