According to a number of Philippine media reports, Philippine President Duterte expressed disdain for some senators on Monday, who urged the Philippine government to give priority to the purchase of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer.
Previously, it was reported that some weak elderly people in Norway died after being vaccinated against the above-mentioned vaccine.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer revealed that in the weekly recorded briefing, Duterte said: “Do you senators want a Pfizer vaccine? In Norway, 25 people died after being vaccinated against Pfizer.
Do you want it? We will place an order for you.”
The report pointed out that due to the effectiveness of Pfizer vaccine, some Philippine senators urged the government to prioritize negotiations with the pharmaceutical giant.
Pfizer has obtained an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its vaccine in the Philippines, which is expected to be used through the COVAX Global Coronavirus Vaccine Program.
However, it was previously reported that 23 elderly people in Norway died after being injected with Pfizer vaccine.
These deaths occurred after the elderly received the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.
Norwegian health authorities expressed concern about the safety of Pfizer vaccine.
Philippine health authorities say they will wait for Pfizer’s report on Norway’s death.
According to the Manila Gazette, some Philippine legislators recently questioned the COVID-19 vaccine ordered by the Duterte government, especially for Chinese enterprises.
In the same speech, Duterte mentioned his government’s decision to support the vaccine of China’s Kexing Biotechnology Company, and about why he supported the Chinese vaccine.
He explained that he had previously asked China’s leaders for help.
Duterte said that China agreed to provide the Philippines with a vaccine, but told him that China must first vaccinate its citizens.
The Daily Inquirer said that to date, the Philippines has obtained 25 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China’s Kexing Biotechnology Company, 17 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca through the private sector and local governments, and 30 million doses of Indian-made Covov. ax vaccine.