On Feb 2, 2021, Tanzania’s health minister, Dorothy Gwajima, announced that her country has no plans in place to recommend widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines in the African country.1 The announcement came a few days after Tanzania’s President John Magufuli expressed concern about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines developed and manufactured in Western countries.2
Tanzanian President Says Citizens Will Not Be Guinea Pigs in Vaccine Trials
President Magufuli said that the health ministry will only accept COVID-19 vaccines after Tanzania’s experts have examined and certified them. Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima explained, “We are not yet satisfied that those vaccines have been clinically proven safe”.3
President Magufuli reiterated that he will not allow Tanzanians to be used as guinea pigs in COVID-19 vaccine trials conducted by vaccine manufacturers. He warned that COVID-19 vaccines could be harmful and has been urging Tanzanians to stop living in fear and adopt common sense disease control measures and lead a healthy lifestyle.4 5 Health Minister Gwajima said:
We must improve our personal hygiene, wash hands with running water and soap, use handkerchiefs, herbal steam, exercise, eat nutritious food, drink plenty of water, and [use] natural remedies that our nation is endowed with.6
Questions About Whether COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available in Tanzania
Since the Tanzanian government has expressed hesitation about using COVID-19 vaccines, there are concerns being raised about whether Tanzanian citizens would get access to COVID vaccines through other avenues.7 If the government does not “register” COVID-19 vaccines for use in the country, there will be no vaccine supply accessible to the population. If the government decides to register the vaccines but declines to import them, private sector companies may be allowed to import some doses of COVID-19 vaccines, but the supply would likely not be enough for everyone in the country. In addition, if the supply of vaccines is only available through the private sector, the vaccines may not be accessible or affordable for many people living in Tanzania.8
On Feb. 3, 2021, a forecast of COVID-19 vaccine distribution was published by the COVAX initiative, which is an international collaboration between GAVI, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to ensure equitable access to vaccines. Tanzania was not on the distribution list.9
Tanzania’s Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic “Unconventional”
The WHO and other institutions have been watching Tanzania closely since COVID-19 began to spread across Africa. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tanzanian government has objected to adopting strict lockdown protocols or restricting the movement of its citizens as the primary way to contain the spread of the virus, an approach adopted in the U.S., Europe and other countries. Although Tanzania’s more open and less restrictive approach has appeared to be radical and unconventional to many, the reasons included avoiding the negative economic fallout cause by lockdowns and the belief that the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic was over-rated.10
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1 Makani M. Tanzania Refuses COVID-19 Vaccines. The Lancet 2021; 397(10274): 566.
2 Voice of America. Tanzanian President Expresses Doubt on Coronavirus Vaccines. VOA News Jan. 27, 2021.
3 Makani M. Tanzania Refuses COVID-19 Vaccines. The Lancet 2021; 397(10274): 566.
4 British Broadcasting Cooperation. Coronavirus in Tanzania: The country that’s rejecting the vaccine. Feb. 6, 2021.
5 Kyobutungi C. Tanzania Isn’t Vaccinating Against COVID-19. What Does That Mean for the World? Global Citizen Feb. 18, 2021.
6 British Broadcasting Cooperation. Coronavirus in Tanzania: The country that’s rejecting the vaccine. Feb. 6, 2021.
7 Kyobutungi C. Tanzania Isn’t Vaccinating Against COVID-19. What Does That Mean for the World? Global Citizen Feb. 18, 2021.
9 Makani M. Tanzania Refuses COVID-19 Vaccines. The Lancet 2021; 397(10274): 566.
10 ITUC-AFRICA. Tanzania’s Approach to Fighting COVID-19 – Saving the economy for the people or not acting to their detriment?
It was also President Magufuli who questioned the accuracy of the SARS CoV PCR tests. He had a goat, a fruit, other non human things, tested. Some came back positive for the virus ! It is taking a third World country to find the truth.
It looks like we (U.S., Europe, others) are the third world countries.
Our country knows what it is & THAT IS WHY they’re pushing it..
Unfortunately, President Magufuli of Tanzania is now dead. How convenient.
Bravo to Tanzania!
Time will tell if they might be right ! May be I need to pack my bags and move there !
Yes! Hurray for Tanzinia and critical thinking gov!
Tanzania’s leaders have common sense, sorely lacking in the so-called “enlightened” nations of Europe, the U.S. and others. I knew this was all bogus from the beginning–skeptical because I had a bad case of the Asian flu (pandemic of 1957-58) as a kid. 120,000 ACTUAL U.S. deaths (no lockdowns, no shutdowns, no media hype). I was sick in bed for two weeks (and asked older people what they recall–the same thing, no shutdowns, no media hype). And we probably had triple or quadruple the population now. The Hong Kong Flu (pandemic of 1968-69) had 100,000 ACTUAL U.S. deaths (no shutdowns, no media hype).
I immediately researched masks and found 3 or 4 studies on the CDC website indicating that cloth and surgical masks are not effective; in November 2020 the Danish study of 6000 participants (half always wore masks; half never wore masks) had basically no difference (0.3%) in infection rate. Pfizer and Moderna COVID “vaccines” aren’t vaccines but with mRNA technology are genome modifiers. mRNA is dangerous and causes the body to attack itself. They were never tested on animals; mRNA was never used on humans before. In 2002 they tested a mRNA coronavirus vaccine on animals–ALL THE ANIMALS EITHER GOT SICKER OR DIED (when first vaccinated, or after a reinfection of this or another coronavirus).
Thank you for your cogent and succinct words, Patricia. I have not come across many posts like yours.
Very glad to see common sense prevail – at least in one part of the globe.
The Tanzanian Government is right to be sceptical about the so-called ‘pandemic’ agenda being pushed by various nefarious entities worldwide.
Yes: this virus is real. Just as the flu and some other, less pleasant viruses are. However, if the mainstream media would stop scare-mongering (at the behest of those nefarious entities referred to above) and present the TRUE facts (ha! – good luck with these), then people might be in a better position to make informed decisions.
I wish Tanzania and its people all the best.
Recommended read ASAP: The Contagion Myth by Sally Fallon and Dr Tom Cowan. Make up your own mind once you see the facts.
. Unfortunately, using Tanzania as a good example of government measures is compromising this Webpage’s claim of an ‘enlightened conversation about vaccination, health and autonomy”.
History of intransigence and excesses
In 2017, Magufuli banned pregnant school girls from continuing school despite calls to the contrary. As a result the World Bank delayed the release of a $500 million education loan.
Eventually, Magufuli bowed to the pressure and lifted the ban.
Another example of Magufuli’s intransigence was his reaction to a planned countrywide protest organised by the opposition Chadema party. The police threatened to use force to stop citizens from participating. Eventually, the opposition called off the demonstration after faith leaders and civil society called for dialogue.
To date, there has not been any dialogue between the government and Chadema.
I am not sure why you are bringing up these as a response to the article and why you think it compromises the goal of this website. It does not. Give me an example of any government that does not have controversial or contradictory policies about one thing or another.
The important point here is that Tanzania is paving the way for African countries to rebel against being the guinea pigs for vaccines and that is admirable.
There are no perfect people on the planet, Hung-Yeh. Let us just give thanks that Magufuli has called this one right.
Do you think Tanzania will accept American immigrants on a permanent basis???
True sense and sensibility. Anyone rejecting these poisons has my full support.
Right there with you, Tom. It is a travesty to see these poisons promoted. It seems certain big Pharma knew the risks. They’ve failed at mRNA for 20 years….suddenly they figured them out and they are safe…..just as the world needed them. No, I don’t think so.
With a population of about 60,800,000, Tanzania has just over 500 cases of Covid-19 and 21 deaths (the USA accounts for 1/5 of deaths from Covid-19 worldwide). How would they benefit from the vaccine? Looks like they’re doing some things right. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Go Tanzania….stand up to this Big Pharma tyranny and genocidal plans to eliminate ‘unwanted’ people from the face of the earth. You are a beacon of light to all other nations who are scared to take an independent look at this scam.
Can we swap our president Rutte and health minister de Jonge for those 2 people.
Brillant idea. Send Rutte with a plane via Berlin. There, we will force Merkel to join him. As the idea was dutch, Germany will pay for the flights.
Hung Yeh no one man or country is perfect but seeing how for the past year the big European, western and Eastern powers that be are stripping away peoples rights left right and centre and then having the peoples to police the critical thinkers is more worrying and scary.
It’s a shame our Governments SOLD us to Pharmaceutical companies! Imposing vaccinations that slowly comes out are unnecessary and harmful.
It’s a Genocide at a global level. Hope the judgment day will come soon for all involved in this scam.
Praised be to God for common sense and trust in nature to prevail.
Last sane man standing. Bravo and good luck.
Yes, and the thought that there is only one… It’s good, yet there should be more.
Tanzanian President Mugufuli and Tanzanian Health Minister BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO to you both! A Indian man Dr., Cass Ingram wrote a book title COVID-19 (The Real Truth Revealed) buy from Knowledge House Publishers 1-888-626-5888 its also about NATURAL TREATMENTS for coronavirus. I have this book. I to WON’T get the vaccine. Vaccines are chemicals, deadly, poison and toxin. We NEED to BOOST our IMMUNITY make our Immunity STRONGER (Black Seed Oil) Black Seed Honey (allows the body to “HEAL ITSELF”) STAY SAFE
GOD BE THE GLORY, GOD BLESS US ALL
Good to know. I googled Dr. Cass Ingram. Agree with you that vaccines are dangerous. Unfortunately the public has been following the news media instead. Very misleading. At least there are doctors out there who also voice their concerns like Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Zach Bush.
I support Tanzania. I wish other governments were just as brave and actually looked after the well being of their people. 21 Deaths Seriously – Look a the people dropping dead from the vaccines, that is with only 1% reporting to VAERS.
Sensible approach looking after your people. Watch this video for the Truth. I want to move to Tanzania with my family immediately. Tired of all the lockdowns and masks and businesses being destroyed. President Mugufali we respect and salute you for your stand against the WHO and Big Pharma.
Power to Tanzania and its enlightened leadership! At least there will be one country where people who do not want to be vaccinated against their will can travel to and be free. Incredible and so wise!
That’s music to my ears!! Bravo Tanzania. I wish governors would use common sense like Health minister Gwajimi. ?♀️
Bravo Tanzania…Bravo President John Magufuli. The first leader in the world who doesn’t want the people to be in an experiment and know that we have our natural immumsystem which is the best.
Now he is dead…….from covid19 apparently, yeah that isn’t suspicious at all.
Covid death per million Dec 22 2021
Biden should be asking many countries with low Covid deaths how they stay healthy.
Instead of giving them our advice.??
Biden don’t care about our lives.
Changing our diet and life style in 8 months would have a huge distruption on our supply chain.
It’s easier to mandate ??
What he going to do when ?? don’t work. Mandate more ??