In a message published recently on his facebook page, the former President of the Republic of Benin Boni Yayi pointed out that the disengagement of the authorities from countries with low vaccination rates against COVID-19, would be the source of panic around the operation.
To resolve this problem, Boni Yayi believes that it is important to establish dialogue and avoid a communication campaign and mechanisms likely to fuel the population’s suspicion of being used as a guinea pig.
“In many countries, asking a cautious population to sign documents that disengage government authorities and vaccine manufacturers, in the event of adverse effects of the vaccine, would be the source of panic for lack of information, particularly in countries with low vaccination rates (less than 1%), ”Yayi Boni wrote.
The latter has also suggested to the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a global vaccination obligation over three years.
“The massive support of the population remains a determining factor in the success of this fight. Once again, I withdraw the proposal from compulsory vaccination. It is ultimately a problem of freedom and responsibility, “he said.
In addition, the former president invites “WHO, Governments and Laboratories to agree on possible guarantee mechanisms for candidates for vaccination as is done in most countries with a high vaccination rate”.