The Philippine government under Duterte is insisting on Sinovac’s vaccines as independent trials confirm its limited efficacy. Worse, Sinovac vaccines are the second-most expensive vaccines that will be available for Filipinos under the pending national immunization program.
This begs the question, “why?”
Of course, it now appears that authorities are getting kickbacks from the Sinovac vaccines especially when one factors the fact that these are made available through a non-disclosure agreement where the true cost for the vaccines is kept secret.
Even when the lives of the public are at stake, politicians in the Philippines still have the guts to steal the people’s funds. It just shows how our government now is rotten to the core.