Normal by December? Hilbay calls out Duterte’s lie: COVID-19 vaccine won’t be available in US until 2021
Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay on Friday (July 31) urged the public not to really accept the pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte that the country will receive within the year a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus.
“We need to call out this lie as loudly as we can,” read his latest Twitter post
“Even in wealthy countries such as US, w/c funded & bought in advance millions of vaccines, they don’t expect them to be widely available until 2021,” he pointed out.
During a taped address on Friday, Duterte said China promised to prioritize the Philippines to be the first to receive COVID-10 vaccines which are already under the last stages of testing.
“I promise you, by the grace of God, I hope by December we will be back to normal,” Duterte declared.