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Why insist on Sinovac?

/ 04:03 AM January 20, 2021

President Duterte has announced that when the Sinovac vaccines arrive, health frontliners and other sectors would be the first ones to be injected with the vaccine. He said he would be vaccinated together with the police and soldiers, who are fifth in the priority list.

If he claims that Sinovac is safe, maybe the President, Sen. Bong Go, Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Solicitor General Jose Calida, and other flatterers of the President should volunteer to be inoculated first with the China-made vaccine. This will surely boost the confidence of health frontliners and other target participants of the Sinovac vaccine drive.

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Why is the President insisting on Sinovac when there are others vaccines that are less expensive and have a higher efficacy rate? What’s in it for him and his minions that they persist in promoting Sinovac? What gains will they receive?

RAFFY REY HIPOLITO, [email protected]

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