Unvaccinated People Ordered to Stay Home or Face Jail in Philippines’ Capital Manila

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[–]Jaysami 88 points89 points90 points  (45 children)

Based off what my family over there is experiencing . I’m hearing it’s really hard to get a “legitimate “ vaccine .

Lots of the vaccines available aren’t trusted , “chinavax” being the one prominent option they don’t trust and even getting a vaccine is very difficult if you are poor.

Their government doesn’t seem to help at all either .

Edit: we’ll thanks for educating me y’all .

[–]ZippyDan 48 points49 points50 points  (0 children)

The Chinavax (sinovac and sinopharm) are legitimate vaccines and very safe (based on traditional vaccine technology of using inactivated viruses). But they are not super effective at preventing infection, and even less effective against covid.

They are still quite effective at preventing serious symptoms and hospitalization and very effective at preventing death, which means they are still fantastic tools.

At first, western vaccines were harder to come by, but by now you can easily get AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Pfizer anywhere in Metro Manila or Cebu City. Johnson&Johnson and Sputnik are also available.

Outside of the metropolitan areas, your mileage may vary.

What's true is that there is a lot of fake news and disinformation about the vaccines and the virus in Philippines that spreads like wildfire, and that's especially true about the Chinese vaccines. Many people were refusing to take Sinovac and waiting for the western vaccines.

[–]Vordeo 7 points8 points9 points  (20 children)

There are legit concerns that Duterte has prioritized Sinovac over other vaccines. This is all hearsay, but there are absolutely rumblings that his administration has hindered approval / importation of other brands because they wanted Sino to get in first.

I'd add that during the height of the pandemic, Duterte was doing weekly addresses, and would make a point of thanking China most weeks. Which obviously doesn't sit well in a population that doesn't trust China in general.

Some of it is propaganda, but some of it has legs.

[–]Vordeo 3 points4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m hearing it’s really hard to get a “legitimate “ vaccine .

It was, I've wanted to get a vaccine since they were launched and was only able to get vaxxed a few months ago. Nowadays supposedly they're more widely available, though I can't speak as to the provinces.

Lots of the vaccines available aren’t trusted , “chinavax” being the one prominent option they don’t trust and

Sinovac is legitimate, but it's not trusted because there's a lot of distrust of China, and tests in general show it's not as effective as the others.

even getting a vaccine is very difficult if you are poor.

Generally these are offered free by the government. Supply is the question though.

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