- During the speech of Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the 75th session of the United Nation’s General Assembly, he said ” COVID-19 vaccine must be considered a public good”
- He said how COVID-19 is addressed will define the future
- In line with this he announced that the Philippines welcomes the launch of the UN COVID response and recovery fund
With almost a year of finding cure for the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have been trying to formulate a possible solution to put an end to the continuous spread of the virus.
China, Russia, America and many others are already on the trial stage of their invented vaccine. Given this, many are hoping that these vaccines are the hope for the people to finally go back to the normal life before the COVD-19 pandemic invaded the freedom of the people.
During the speech given by the Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on the 75th session of the United Nation’s General Assembly, he said “COVID-19 vaccine must be considered a public good.”
“We are at the cross roads. How we address COVID-19 will define our future,” PRRD said as he also said the people of the United Nations should be at the core of the response to the fight against the virus.
On his speech he also honored the “frontliners who put up their lives on the line even in countries not their own”.
“So also, do we honor and recognize the health care professionals who selflessly answered the call and to combat the COVID-19 pandemic despite its virulence and unknown characteristics,” he continued.
“COVID-19 knows no border… the Philippines values the role that the United Nations place in its fight against the pandemic… We welcome the launch of the UN COVID response and recovery fund.” said PRRD.
He added that when the vaccine is already available, the access to it must not be denied and must be made available both for the rich and poor nation alike.