Duterte Says Unvaccinated ‘Can Die Anytime’
The Philippine president is taking a novel approach to the problem.
Business Insider/YahooNews (“The Philippine president told unvaccinated people ‘for all I care, you can die anytime’ as he continues his brutal threats against vaccine deniers“)
The president of the Philippines said he didn’t care if people who deny the coronavirus vaccine died from the virus.
Rodrigo Duterte said in a national address on Wednesday: “For those who do not want it, well, for all I care, you can die anytime.”
He added that he wanted the police to restrict the movement of people who refuse coronavirus vaccines: “To those people who do not want to be vaccinated, I am telling you, don’t go out of your house.
“If you go out of your house, I will tell the police to return you to your home. You will be escorted back to your house because you are a walking spreader.”
Only 6% of the country is vaccinated, according to Reuters.
Duterte previously threatened to jail people who refuse to get a coronavirus vaccine.
Supply delays have also slowed the vaccination rate in some parts of the country, Bloomberg reported.
This guy is almost a cartoon villain version of a world leader but damn it if I’m not sympathetic to his position.