PROF. BADU AKORSAH, SMITH WERE DISHONEST IN THEIR ANALYSIS OVER THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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PROF. BADU AKORSAH, SMITH WERE DISHONEST IN THEIR ANALYSIS OVER THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

For reasons not far-fetched, a group of people have decided to walk a systematic course of treachery and deception just because the Akufo-Addo administration has been ruthlessly and aggressively fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic and the world has applauded the President for it.

These people, some of whom should know better, have led this onslaught of lies and propaganda just to introduce chaos into the equation. Gary Al Smith is a culprit in this scheme to misinform the general public with his own extrapolations from a show which had Dr. Okoh Boye and Professor Badu Agyemang Akorsah as panelists.

On the show which had Bernard Koku Avle as the host, Prof. Akorsah emphatically said that the government was deliberately massaging the figures and that the numbers being churned out do not represent the true figures of the reported cases of infections as far as coronavirus is concerned.

Professor Akorsah would also disputed the figures being mentioned that over 60,000 people have had their tests results out out of the over 80,000 tested. The former boss of the Ghana Health Service insisted that Noguchi Medical Research Institute has the capacity to test just 1000 cases in a day, and multiplying that by the number of days used to test would give a figure far lesser than the over 80,000 being mentioned.

As a former Director General of the Ghana Health Service, it was incumbent on Prof. Akorsah to find answers to these issues without a sweat. The current Director General is just inches away from him. He could have got these responses without going on television to bastardize the beautiful work being done.

I wouldn’t want to believe that the good professor is on an agenda to even some scores with Akufo-Addo since he is known to have a thing against the President. What Badu Akorsah sought to do was to destabilize the great strides being made in our fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

It is important to state this fact. Noguchi may be known to have the capacity to test 1000 people from 8am to 5pm, but they have ramped up their laboratory equipment, personnel and capacity so much so that they can test between 2500 to 3000 people over a 24-hour period.

Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang who heads Noguchi has, in a televised event, has said that Noguchi has been given enough ‘insulin’ to energize it to churn out more results. He said that there are more hands at the institution now than it used to have and that has been one of the driving forces behind their increased output.

This irrevocable fact makes nonsense of Prof. Badu Akorsah’s assertion and bundles Gary Al Smith’s claim into the dustbin.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.

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