COVID-19: Governor Ayade Gets It Wrong – Nura Alkali

The Periscope reporter

Dr Nura Alkali Associate Professor of Medicine, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, has debunked Governor Ayade’s immunological claim that PRC methods are only good for “viral sequencing but unreliable for diagnostic purposes.

“It is only today I came to know that Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River State is a professor of immunology. I knew he was a professor, but his countless gaffes with his state budgets and needless use of verbose and meaningless words made me think his field was one of those disciplines known for making professors out of crackpots.

“He now claims to be an immunologist, no doubt with a fake PhD like one of our past leaders. I don’t know how else to explain a professor of immunology claiming that PCR methods are only good for “viral sequencing” but unreliable for diagnostic purposes. And then quoting Thabo Mbeki to deny the link between HIV and AIDS.

“Thank God that at both universities where I teach, 400 level students of medicine and microbiology know that PCR – which stands for polymerase chain reaction – is the most reliable method of identifying microbes causing hùman disease, especially viruses like HIV and the SARS-Cov-2 causing Covid-19. And I really pity every student ever taught by Prof. Ayade,” Nura Alkali wrote.

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