‘Wag muna kayo mamatay! Duterte: Vaccine may be ready by January 2021
By Prince Golez
A potential vaccine for the coronavirus may be available by January 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte said.
In a late-night public address on Tuesday, Duterte said that Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine showed strong promise.
“Mayroon ng vaccine but ang problema it will be ready, according to them, by 2021 pa. January at the earliest. So kung ganoon ‘wag ka sanang mamatay hanggang January, hintayin mo ‘yung vaccine,” according to the President.
“‘Pag tinawag ka ng kamatayan sabihin mo, p***** i** ka umalis ka diyan kay may hinihintay ako na vaccine. Hindi ko pa panahon mamatay,” he added.
Duterte said the only way the world can overcome the coronavirus crisis is by having a vaccination against it.
“That is what I was really hoping for, the vaccine. Because ang kalaban ng vaccine isa lang talaga, it’s — ang kalaban ng COVID, it’s the vaccine that can really fight the infection.