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Were Philippine Covid-19 vaccines delayed for election purposes? Senators wonder

The chief of the Philippines’ coronavirus task force was on Wednesday forced to deny that the government was delaying its vaccination programme to gain an edge in next year’s presidential election. Vaccine tsar Carlito Galvez Jnr was called to the stand during a nearly five-hour Senate grilling of the embattled Health Secretary Francisco Duque, himself under fire for what critics say has been a botched response to the pandemic. As of August 23, just 13.2 million Filipinos – a little over 12…

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