Speaking during the launch of a public forest in Chato, Geita Region, President Magufuli said any decision to adopt Covid-19 vaccinations should not be taken lightly. "You should stand firm. Vaccinations are dangerous. If the White man was able to come up with vaccinations, he should have found a vaccination for Aids by now; he would have found a vaccination of tuberculosis by now; he would have found a vaccination for malaria by now; he would have found a vaccination for cancer by now." He said Tanzanians must be cautious of things that were being brought to them by foreign nations. "Let's not think that they love us very much. This country is rich. Africa is rich, and everyone is jealous of our vast wealth. We must be very careful," President Magufuli said. He directed the Health Ministry to only adopt vaccinations after they had been certified by Tanzania's own experts, citing an example of a country (which he did not name) where girl children were vaccinated against what was purported to be cervical cancer, but ended up being infertile.