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Freelance and an ace Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has joined the aid to former President Mahama, Joyce Bawa Mogtari to cast doubt and ask equations about the recovery rate of COVID -19 patients in Ghana.
Mr. Awuni wrote on his Facebook page that there is nothing wrong with asking questions about the COVID-19 figures that are given by the Ghana Health Service.
Read his post below:
When I saw the latest number of Covid-19 recoveries, I was happy, but the first question that hit me was: “how did it happen”? I’m not doubting those responsible for putting out the figures, but I need to know how the testing of those being treated is done before they are declared fit. Are they done based on each patient’s state of health and they are announced as and when they test negative for the second time or they are done in bulk for which reason we had this exponential rise in recoveries in one day?
It is not wrong to ask questions. It’s not wrong to interrogate figures. If all along we’ve been recording single and low double digits of recoveries, and one day we are giving such a huge figure, one is inclined to seek further explanations. And it won’t be wrong for those who put out the figures to give that information. So spare those asking questions the insults. It is obviously good news, and we must celebrate. But any honest person, including those insulting Joyce Bawa Mogtari, would admit that their first reaction, after seeing the figure, had some elements of surprise and questions about how it happened. If you decide to take it without interrogating the figures, it’s your right to do so, but don’t vilify those who need further explanations.
Accepting everything from the state or government without questioning is not a strength of character. It is a weakness of the mind.
It is not patriotism. It is fanatism.