Duterte says will be Russia vaccine ‘guinea pig’ as talks begin

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be a guinea pig for a controversial Russian coronavirus vaccine, his spokesman said yesterday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerged as a frontrunner for overseas clinical trials.

Moscow said it has developed the world’s first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the virus and is in the final stage of tests involving 2,000 people.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin