The Filipino President as usual is one step ahead of the game and is refusing to pay anything to bring in the vaccine. Maybe the Filipino people will wake up as he’s buying them time. That said only today 700,000 doses of a Chinese version of the vaccine arrived in Manila. Duterte says he would prefer one of better quality. He’s doing all he can to help his people, but many Filipinos sadly will rush to get one if it’s offered free of charge. The WHO is targeting 70 million Filipinos to have 2 doses. The President is dragging his heels – Yahoo News – Duterte, who turns 77 next month, told a news briefing that, though he wants to be vaccinated, his doctor wants a different Chinese brand of vaccine for him.
His comment emphasises the lack of support the Phillipines’ faces as it launches its inoculation drive. One opinion poll showed that less than a third of Filipinos are willing to be vaccinated because of perceptions over potential side-effects. (Dengvaxia killed thousands of Filipino children in recent years smashing popular trust in vaccines. Intended to prevent Dengue Fever, it was a catastophe. Most Filipinos think COVID is a money making scam and there have been very few deaths attributed to COVID there, as the illness hasn’t had 100% government support as it has in the UK, Ireland and USA)
The country’s vaccination campaign is targeting healthcare workers, police and military personnel initially. It has also negotiated supply deals with other manufacturers, aiming to inoculate 70 million people, or two thirds of the population.
The Philippines is the last Southeast Asian country to receive initial vaccine supplies, fuelling concerns over recovery prospects for a consumption-driven economy that suffered its worst slump on record last year, hit by lengthy coronavirus lockdowns. Yahoo News.
Duterte has opted for lockdown over genocide by vaccine. He will not stand for election again in May 2022, and the Yellows will probably get back in. Genocide will be full on. The Philippines has a year to wake up at the most, or see the population decimated by the RNA death vaccine.
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