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Nigerian Newspaper Tags President Duterte As Russia’s Lab Rat

NIGERIAN NEWS – A Nigerian newspaper tagged the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte as Russia’s own personal lab rat.

The headline from the news outlet PM news Nigeria Read:

Philippines leader Duterte agrees to be Russia’s lab rat“.

The article talked about how willing President Duterte was in becoming a test subject for Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine. Along with this, they quoted Duterte saying: “If it is good for me, then it is good for everyone.”

Nigerian Newspaper Calls Duterte Russia's Lab Rat
Image from PM News Nigeria

Recently, Duterte welcomed news that Russia would be giving away their newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines for free.

READ: Philippines Ready To Work With Russia On COVID-19 Response

Furthermore, Duterte added that he would personally inject himself with the vaccine as a sign of trust, and thanks.

However, several countries and health experts voiced concerns regarding Russia’s new vaccine – Sputnik V. According to most experts, the vaccine for COVID-19 would likely be fully developed by the year’s end or early 2021.

Meanwhile, Russia said they had already tested Sputnik V for its safety and effectiveness against COVID-19. Additionally, the Rusian government also decried critics of their vaccine.

In a Facebook post, Russia said that foreign pharmaceuticals are merely targeting Russia as they won the vaccine race for COVID-19. Furthermore, they said that those critics were only thinking about business. Meanwhile, the post emphasized that Russia would give their vaccines for free.

Currently the Philippines has recorded 143,749 COVID-19 cases. Of that number, over 2,400 have succumbed to the deadly disease. Meanwhile, the number of recoveries increased to 68,997.

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