Rebecca Kadaga’s “scientific” expert said that their cure for COVID-19 “will kill all viruses, including bacteria.” There is no need to investigate the credentials of any “doctor” who thinks bacteria are viruses.
It is a tragedy that our country is run in a haphazard manner like this. Why is the president (a political scientist) and the Speaker of Parliament (a lawyer) discussing “a cutting edge” medicinal product without real experts standing next to them. Do these people care about science? Do they care about evidence?
How does the president endorse a “product” without due diligence? May we please see the published research in peer-reviewed journals?
My heart bleeds. Uganda, the land that produced, in no particular order, Dr. Geoffrey Mukasa Mukwaya (a real expert in infectious diseases), Dr. Nandi Kanyerezi (a distinguished expert in internal medicine), Dr. Vinand Nantulya (a distinguished pathologist), Dr. Sabrina Kitaka (a distinguished paediatrician), Dr. Peter N. Mugyenyi (another distinguished paediatrician and expert in HIV/AIDS), and so many others that are just a phone call away.
All the above, and hundreds more, with the exception of Dr. Mukwaya, are in Uganda.
Come to think of it, I now feel sorry for Mr. Museveni. There must be an explanation why he did not even bother to call the Minister of Health and the permanent secretary of Health to save him from this embarrassment. I honestly feel sick. Let’s make a deal, Mr. President: We’ll leave the things of the generals to the generals. Kindly leave science to scientists.
Dr Muniini K Mulera is a ~ Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist based in Toronto, Canada