Machakos governor Alfred Mutua has appealed to President Uhuru to sets up and fund scientific team to find a cure for COVID-19
Coronavirus will not cure itself. What we are doing now is managing the spread & this can go on forever. Therefore finding a cure, a vaccine, or drug combination that stops it is critical.
In line with my challenge to our academics and researchers, I urge that as a country, we set a special BUDGET for COVID-19 research so that our scientists can concentrate in the labs to come up with solutions.
As a starting point, I humbly request our President to allocate a start-up budget – monies for COVID-19 Cure research & to set up a special team of top multi-sectoral scientists & other relevant persons to lead the research.
Each county can also motivate its scientists and galvanize a mindset of research towards solving the coronavirus quagmire.
Let us utilize the brains we have – and start with those ones already doing something with the little they have because they have the winning attitude.
We are capable of.
Someone once said that “your legs will only take you as far as your brain can go.” We need to think BEYOND social distancing and washing hands, even though they are vital. We have to think and work towards a permanent solution while preventing and slowing down the spread of the virus.
That I believe, is the smart and proper thing for us humanity to do.
Dr. Alfred N. Mutua, E.G.H
Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader &
Governor of Machakos
April 2nd, 2020