The New York Times reports:
President John Magufuli of Tanzania, speaking to a large, unmasked crowd in the country’s northwest on Wednesday, questioned the efficacy of vaccines and discouraged the Ministry of Health from pursuing doses, saying the shots were not “beneficial” to the East African nation.
“Vaccines don’t work,” Mr. Magufuli, 61, said in his speech. “If the white man was able to come up with vaccinations, then vaccines for AIDS would have been brought. Vaccines for tuberculosis would have made it a thing of the past. Vaccines for malaria would have been found. Vaccines for cancer would have been found.”
Read the full article. Magufuli has promoted an herbal tea as a coronavirus cure. He last appeared on JMG in 2017 when he vowed to arrest gay activists because “even cows disapprove of homosexuality.” Tanzania is majority Christian and Magufuli is Catholic.
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 28, 2021