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Shots fired! Isko Moreno tells gov’t to buy medicines instead of face shields

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has slammed the national government’s continued insistence on mandating the use of face shields despite mixed evidence on their effectiveness against COVID-19.

Moreno on Monday, Sept. 6, said it will be better for the government to buy much needed COVID-19 medicines, such as tocilizumab and remdesivir, which have become hard to find.

“Ako payo ko talaga sa kanila, huwag face shield ang bilhin ninyo. Tocilizumab ang bilhin nyo. Remdesivir ang bilhin nyo. Oxygen, makina sa ospital ang bilhin nyo. Yun ang kailangan ng tao kung talagang mahal natin ang tao, sabi nyo. Kung kayo’y para sa tao sabi nyo,” the mayor said.

“Gamitin natin ang face shield sa ospital. Wag natin irequire ang tao. Wala na nga tayo nabibigay na trabaho, pinagagastos pa natin ang tao. Wala naman science (dito),” he added.

Moreno tested positive for COVID-19 last month despite being fully vaccinated. He has since recovered.