Celebrities Teddy Corpuz, Dawn Zulueta, and Ethel Booba expressed varied reactions to the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine.
It’s Showtime host Teddy Corpuz said that Russia’s discovery of a vaccine for COVID-19 is good news. He then suggested Rodrigo Duterte not to take the risk in trying this vaccine.
Wag muna mag pa inject si digong, he’s our president, masyadong risky, we can’t afford now mawalan nang lider. But a vaccine help from Russia is a good news for me kahit papaano. https://t.co/sDbpLNlHqt
— zndɹoƆ ʎppǝ⊥ (@teddspotting) August 12, 2020
Actress Dawn Zulueta also shared her probable reaction once she will get a COVID-19 vaccine through a GIF.
Comedian Ethel Booba tracked back the Dengvaxia vaccine which caused the deaths of several children.
“The speed at which Russia is moving to roll out its vaccine highlights its determination to win the global race for an effective product but has stirred concerns that it may be putting national prestige before science and safety.” https://t.co/zndVHfFlba
— Ryan Edward Chua 蔡曼中 (@ryan_chua) August 11, 2020
Ayan na. Sino gusto mauna? https://t.co/iKJaw9Vjzh
— Barnaby Lo (@barnabychuck) August 11, 2020
Tiwalang-tiwala kayo sa Russian vaccine na wala man lang published data at hindi nakatapos ng large-scale testing tapos galit na galit kayo sa Dengvaxia?
— Christ Orozco (@xtianorozco) August 11, 2020
My suspicions are right. The vaccines are free (as it should be) since we will be the guinea pigs for their phase 3. Hope this doesn’t turn out worse than Dengvaxia. pic.twitter.com/DojDOVTPKv
— jan borbe (@BORBEturate) August 13, 2020
Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that they have approved the world’s first-ever COVID-19 vaccine, the Sputnik V.
This is the news that the world has been waiting for, however, this has drawn various reactions from people. Some are celebrating and are thankful to Russia, while some are worried and afraid as they believe that it was ‘rushed’.
Scientifically, the development of a vaccine takes about 10-15 years. But, the study for this vaccine from the Gamaleya research institute only lasted for less than a year and was immediately approved by the Russian government.
Meanwhile, the Philippines showed a willingness to take part in further clinical trials for the said vaccine. President Rodrigo Duterte even said that he is more than ready to be injected as soon as possible and promised the Filipinos a COVID-free December.
However, Malacañang clarified that once the vaccine will reach the country, it will still undergo many processes. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also hypothesized that if the proposed timeline will be followed, the earliest time for Duterte to be injected by this vaccine is on May 1, 2020.