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Duterte Wants Entire Philippine Population Vaccinated for COVID-19

ArnoldZArnoldZ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
edited October 16 in Local and Foreign Issues
Reuters

MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday his government has the money to procure coronavirus vaccines but he would need more as he wants to inoculate the country's entire population.

The government aims to get vaccines to all Filipinos, which Duterte said now number around 113 million, but priority will be given to the poor, the police and military personnel.

"All should have the vaccine without exception," Duterte said in a late-night televised address.

The firebrand leader repeated that he prefers COVID-19 vaccine supplies to come from either Russia or China. Both have submitted applications to conduct clinical trials for their inoculations in the Philippines.

"For me, either China or Russia, I am ok," Duterte said.

Apart from China's Sinovac Biotech and Russia's Gamaleya Research Institute, the Philippines is also evaluating Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit's application to conduct Phase 3 trials of its COVID-19 vaccine.

It has had talks with other potential vaccine suppliers, including U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc.

The Philippines recorded 1,910 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, and 78 more fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 346,536 cases, the highest in Southeast Asia, and 6,449 deaths.

It has been gradually reopening the economy to allow more businesses to resume operations and more people to go back to work, but partial restrictions in and around the capital Manila remain to keep the virus spread in check.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-10-14/duterte-wants-entire-philippine-population-vaccinated-for-covid-19

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Televise him getting the first vaccination!

Comments

  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Let's see if all those so-called political allies are wlling to put their lives on the line and get vaccinated!
    Soto, next!
  • ArnoldZArnoldZ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Vaccines contain the same germs that cause disease. (For example, measles vaccine contains measles virus, and Hib vaccine contains Hib bacteria.) But they have been either killed or weakened to the point that they don’t make you sick. Some vaccines contain only a part of the disease germ.

    A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first.

    Well and good, if COVID-19 behaves just like all other viruses, but the entire world, scientific or otherwise, know that COVID-19 DO NOT behave like any other virus, this getting vaccinated with something that contains the disease, as in COVID-19, is going to make anyone apprehensive! 

  • ArnoldZArnoldZ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Vaccine must be 100% pass all clinical trials or else an entire population could be wiped out!
  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 17
    China and Russia better not be providing
    vaccine just got experimental purposes!
    Imagine injecting an entire population with vaccine still on clinical trials.
    A major disadter waiting to happen!
    Worst than the dengue fiasco!
  • pusang_miyawpusang_miyaw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I think people should be allowed to have the freedom to not get vaccinated but they should sign a waiver that hospital are not obliged to treat them in such case they get a bad case of Covid.
  • Red_WolfRed_Wolf PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ArnoldZ said:
    Vaccine must be 100% pass all clinical trials or else an entire population could be wiped out!
    What a big scam he is running. Magbebenta pa ng precious national assets just to cough up the money? 

    As for the vaccine, makes me remember one of the big elements ng RAINBOW SIX by Tom Clancy, featuring a biowarfare plot on the Sydney Olympics

    Ecoterrorists will release Ebola at the Olympics but modified with cancer genes para mas robust ang strength. The pandemic of the SHIVA virus goes full force well after the Games and amidst of all that, a biotech company claims to have created a vaccine. Everyone else na hindi nahawaan will have the shots...

    ...except for the fact that the injections themselves contain the virus. The biotech company is led by the same ecoterrorists who went to work in Sydney. Within six months depopulated na ang mundo, save yung mga members biotech firm at ng pamilya nila who will be poised to inherit the world because they have a clean version of that vaccine called SHIVA A.
  • ArnoldZArnoldZ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐


    Several South Koreans die after getting flu vaccine
    Wed, October 21, 2020, 4:47 AM PDT

    Several South Koreans die after getting flu vaccine

    Several people have died after getting the flu vaccine in South Korea over the past week, sparking fears over the vaccine's safety. And, coming at a critical time. The government's seasonal inoculation program is currently being expanded to head off potential complications from the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities are saying there's no reason to believe the deaths are linked to the vaccine program, and plan to continue it, but an investigation is underway. The news has dominated headlines here. Among those killed is a 17-year-old boy who died two days after he was vaccinated. A man in his 70s was the most recent case as of Wednesday evening. It also comes just weeks after the rollout of the national vaccine program was suspended over safety concerns. It was discovered at the time some 5 million doses has been exposed to room temperatures, although they need refrigeration.

    Several people have died after getting the flu vaccine in South Korea over the past week, sparking fears over the vaccine's safety.

    And, coming at a critical time.

    The government's seasonal inoculation program is currently being expanded to head off potential complications from the coronavirus pandemic.

    Authorities are saying there's no reason to believe the deaths are linked to the vaccine program, and plan to continue it, but an investigation is underway.

    The news has dominated headlines here.

    Among those killed is a 17-year-old boy who died two days after he was vaccinated.

    A man in his 70s was the most recent case as of Wednesday evening.

    It also comes just weeks after the rollout of the national vaccine program was suspended over safety concerns.

    It was discovered at the time some 5 million doses has been exposed to room temperatures, although they need refrigeration.

    Video Transcript

    - Several people have died after getting the flu vaccine in South Korea over the past week, sparking fears over the vaccine's safety. And coming at a critical time, the government's seasonal inoculation program is currently being expanded to head off potential complications from the coronavirus pandemic.

    - Authorities are saying there's no reason to believe the deaths are linked to the vaccine program, and plan to continue it, plus an investigation is underway. The news has dominated headlines here. Among those killed is a 17-year-old boy who died two days after he was vaccinated. A man in his 70s was the most recent case, as of Wednesday evening. It also comes just weeks after the rollout of the national vaccine program was suspended over safety concerns. It was discovered at the time some 5 million doses had been exposed to room temperatures, although they need refrigeration.


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    That's just flu vaccine, tried and tested! How much more dangerous will a COVID-19 vaccine would be?

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