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Duterte threatens to arrest Filipinos who refuse vaccination

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Filipinos elected him, they get to deal with the consequences of their choice.

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The best way to fight Covid is to ensure the police adhere to social distancing.

Remember stay 2 meters away from other people.

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The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country if they would not cooperate with the efforts to contain the pandemic.

Crowded prisons would be vulnerable to a virus outbreak....

More hopelessly, the rollout uses Sinovac whose efficacy is coming under question. It is suspected that Chinese vax is responsible for outbreaks in countries where the vaccination rate is high.

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More hopelessly, the rollout uses Sinovac whose efficacy is coming under question. It is suspected that Chinese vax is responsible for outbreaks in countries where the vaccination rate is high.

Substitute the word "Sinovac" and "Chinese vax" with any Big Pharma megacorp and suddenly it becomes dangerous misinformation.

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I thought shooting people was his way! Looks like he is going soft...

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Way to go.

Protect your people.

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Strong leader

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Strong leader who has ordered the shootings of thousands of people.

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More hopelessly, the rollout uses Sinovac whose efficacy is coming under question. It is suspected that Chinese vax is responsible for outbreaks in countries where the vaccination rate is high.

Are you sure about that? Looks like plane loads of Astra-Zeneca vaccine too.

https://www.who.int/philippines/news/detail/04-03-2021-philippines-welcomes-the-arrival-of-covid-19-vaccines-via-covax-facility

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The Philippines are a Chinese satrapy. They will be using the Sinovac shots.

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Duterte blamed the problems on wealthy Western countries cornering vaccines for their own citizens, leaving poorer countries like the Philippines behind.

Well, duh! Of course you need to worry about home first. They are the ones who created the vaccines, anyways. So what's this dude complaining about?

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Yeah the Filipinos elected him and, believe it or not, he still has a huge support base in the provinces, especially among the Bisaya.

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Basically the logical conclusion of forcing people to take vaccines whatever their reasons for not wanting to do so. Like religion or prior infection or worries about side effects.

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If you don’t want to get vaccinated, I’ll have you arrested and I’ll inject the vaccine in your butt,” Duterte said.

So much for freedom and human rights in the Philippines, huh!

This is the guy they thought would make their country better so they "elected" him! smh These are the consequesces of your actions!

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I'm only surprised Duterte didn't threaten to shoot them.

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This is the guy they thought would make their country better so they "elected" him! smh These are the consequesces of your actions!

At least in the Philippines a President gets one six year term and that is all. No incumbency, no re-elections possible. One and done. He will leave office in June 2022 and someone else will serve as President of Philippines.

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Duterte is a murderous tyrant , what made the people of Philippines elect him is baffling.

If he forces his people to take the dubious Chinese vaccines it should be considered to be mass murder!!!

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Strong leader who has ordered the shootings of thousands of people

Those shootings are really a sign of weakness and insecurity. Machismo is a sure sign of weakness and insecurity. A well adjusted leader of the executive branch would rely on the police, the courts, the legislative branch and public health officials to deal with a drub problem.

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I understand his frustration, but educating people is the way to go, not forcing them to get the vaccine. If they choose to not get it, let them not get it, but issue vaccine passports so their ignorance will infect the rest of us to a much less degree than if they are able to roam free wherever they want.

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Duterte is actually liked supported by many Filipinos.

The man has really got some resolve!

GO RODY!

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If he forces his people to take the dubious Chinese vaccines it should be considered to be mass murder!!!

Philippines has Astra-Zeneca vaccine too. They are not using Sinovac 100%.

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If he forces his people to take the dubious Chinese vaccines it should be considered to be mass murder!!!

Kind of a change of tune for you. Seems like you would love a President that forces the vaccine on people since all I hear about is your disdain for anti-vaxxers. Also I never heard you say anything bad about China throughout the whole pandemic and human rights.

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Strong leader

Well, isn't this interesting. The Trump wanna-be autocrat in the RP does something completely opposite his mentor....

I remember Trump supporters here saying how they refuse to take the vaccine and its the "Left" that wants big government to force it on the unwilling...

Now they praise a person that threatens to arrest those who refuse to be vaccinated....

Flip-flop, flip-flop....another day in MAGA-world...

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Like his reputation with drug users, Duterte will ensure that reluctant Filipinos get their shots…

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Duterte, this is not a bad idea! We have had enough that conspiracy theory about vaccination for long time! People refuse vaccination of all reasons were extremely selfish, they possess a threat to themselves and others!

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I’ll have you arrested and I’ll inject the vaccine in your butt,” Duterte said.

Put it on youtube and you’ll be a youtube millionaire. Might be a nice cautionary tale for children as well. “You listen to your Mom or we’ll send you to Duterte.”

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The NYT reports that as of June 22, 2021, only 2% of the Philippines have been fully vaccinated. Is the problem that 98% of the people don't want whichever vaccine is being offered, or that vaccines are not yet generally available?

I would point out that at this time we have found out that some of the vaccines being offered don't work very well, while some work very well indeed. I hope that the vaccines in the pipeline for The Philippines will do the job.

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He wants to ship anti-vaxxers from his country to America. Thanks for nothing. We don't need any more anti-vaxxers over here.

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incolnmanToday  10:32 am JST

It seems the Trump supporters here are all singing Duterte's praises."way to go"....

I was being sarcastic. Triggered?

incolnmanToday  10:32 am JST

Now they believe that the large majority of Republican white men in the US who refuse the vaccine should be arrested too....

Not me.

incolnmanToday  10:32 am JST

So they think they themselves should be arrested, because they refuse the vaccine, but also support those who choose not to be vaccinated...

No, and yes.

incolnmanToday  10:32 am JST

Welcome to MAGA-world...and I thought Jewish-funded space lasers and Italian satellites were nutty...

Choice observation coming from the world of woke culture, critical race theory, and cancel culture.

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All people in the world should be required to be vaccinated, but arrested, well that's taking it too far.

I say, vaccinate now to protect your community or do not live in this community.

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You will get your vaccination and you will enjoy it!

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Well antivaxxer losers maybe deserve jail, but this will bring counterproductive social consecuences, let's see..

Way to go.

Protect your people.

Strong leader

The ironic and hypocritical thing about these comments from Trump fans is that if in 'murikkka the government imprisoned those who do not get vaccinated, the republitumpys would be the first to go out into the streets to bark with their AR15 rifles: "communism, communism, vaccines don't work, my body my choice !!!".. Pathetic.. LOOOOOOL !!

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If you don’t want to get vaccinated, I’ll have you arrested and I’ll inject the vaccine in your butt

Smart man.

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....and this is the moment when Western "liberals" suddenly find their love for Duterte. Forced compliance above else.

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It seems the Trump supporters here are all singing Duterte's praises."way to go"....

I was being sarcastic.

Didn't sound like sarcasm to me - sounded like admiration...

Now they believe that the large majority of Republican white men in the US who refuse the vaccine should be arrested too....

Not me.

But lots of others - what's wrong with them?

So they think they themselves should be arrested, because they refuse the vaccine, but also support those who choose not to be vaccinated...

No, and yes.

Now that's a perfect example of MAGA-world...thanks...

Welcome to MAGA-world...and I thought Jewish-funded space lasers and Italian satellites were nutty...

Choice observation coming from the world of woke culture, critical race theory, and cancel culture.

Thank you...Liz Cheney says thanks too...

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Definitely a Trump story.

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Duterte is a disgusting homicidal specimen of humanity steeped in the blood of the poor and reveling in his impunity, the soiled carte blanche given him by the hypocritical "international community".

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seems people would make up their mind. they want to force everyone to get the vaccine.

So someone implements what they want, they dont like it and call him names.

Just proves this is a US political narrative not really anything actually about people taking a vaccine.

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Are you sure about that? Looks like plane loads of Astra-Zeneca vaccine too.

https://www.who.int/philippines/news/detail/04-03-2021-philippines-welcomes-the-arrival-of-covid-19-vaccines-via-covax-facility

In total, 6.5 million doses of (infamous) Sinovac have been received by the Philippines. But President Derterte must have taken a Pfizer or Moderna :P

1 million more Sinovac vaccines arrive in the Philippines

https://www.rappler.com/nation/philippines-covid-19-vaccine-doses-new-sinovac-delivery-june-6-2021

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