Dr. Ayotunde Fasunla has cautioned Nigerians in opposition to embracing conspiracy theories over COVID-19 vaccines.
He advised NAN that there was no have to conduct native scientific trials that had already been accepted by the WHO.
Fasunla is the chairman of the Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) in Oyo State.
Fasunla warned that native scientific trials, amid the second wave of coronavirus, might do extra hurt than good to Nigerians.
The medical professional stated he was not condemning his colleagues’ opinion on the matter.
“Nevertheless, my honest private opinion is that subjecting the vaccines, whose efficacy and security have been documented, to native scientific trials will waste treasured time wanted to avoid wasting individuals’s lives.
“These vaccines had been developed primarily based on science until we don’t consider in science anymore. These COVID-19 vaccines have been examined on white and black individuals, even when they aren’t Nigerians or Africans.”
Admitting that Nigerians might have refined genetic variations from individuals examined, the remedy was developed to focus on organisms and never people.
He queried that previously when vaccines or different medicine had been created, “did we conduct native scientific trials earlier than they had been administered?”
Fasunla dismissed fears that the federal government would comply with intentionally hurt its residents.