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