Senators question government preference for Sinovac

Galvez: Vaccine deal may still be scrappedMANILA, Philippines — Senators questioned yesterday the Duterte administration’s apparent bias for procuring China-made vaccines for COVID-19, which they warned has caused resistance to vaccination among Filipinos amid reports of low efficacy and high cost. At the resumption of the inquiry of the Senate committee of the whole, senators took turns in grilling Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and other officials of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on the apparent pr…

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