Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said western pharmaceutical companies are focused on profit, in a warning to those seeking advance payment for a Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: APPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said western pharmaceutical companies are focused on profit, in a warning to those seeking advance payment for a Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said western pharmaceutical companies are focused on profit, in a warning to those seeking advance payment for a Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: AP

Coronavirus vaccine: Duterte takes swipe at western suppliers, to prioritise China, Russia

  • The Philippine president is pinning his hopes on a Covid-19 vaccine to get his country ‘back to normal’, as South Korea plans to secure 30 million doses
  • Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said vaccines are not a ‘silver bullet’ and large parts of the world will not have immediate access

Topic |   The Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said western pharmaceutical companies are focused on profit, in a warning to those seeking advance payment for a Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: APPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said western pharmaceutical companies are focused on profit, in a warning to those seeking advance payment for a Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said western pharmaceutical companies are focused on profit, in a warning to those seeking advance payment for a Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: AP
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