Lots of countries are in the race of developing COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, amid this Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that his country has successfully developed the world first COVID-19 vaccine. As the vaccine has been registered they are now planning for the mass immunization even when the final stages of clinical trials still continue to ensure safety as well as the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Russia has registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine
As per the report from Russian News agencies, Putin has told the Health Minister of Russia Mr. Mikhail Murashko to keep him updated about vaccines while noting that he knows “it works quite effectively” and “forms a stable immunity”.
According to the news agency AFP, Putin had engaged in a video conference with the government ministers and he said, “This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered.”
Further, Putin admired the work of all the researchers who have put efforts into developing the vaccine and hoping that in some time the mass production of the vaccine will start, he said, “a very important step for the world.” World’s First Coronavirus Vaccine Is All Set to Roll Out By Russia
He added, “I know that it works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the needed checks,”
He significantly mentioned that the vaccine goes through all the necessary tests and even one of his daughters has received a shot and now feeling well, as per the Associate’s reports.
Health Minister Murashko said, “However, the vaccine’s registration is conditional and trials will continue while the production gets underway,”
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In addition to this, President Putin has asked the government to have funds for flu and coronavirus so that 60% population of the country can be immunized against coronavirus.
According to the Health Minister, the mass vaccination will be available as soon as October 2020 and it will be available for the “risk groups,” such as medical workers, from this month.
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The Russian Defence Ministry said, as per the initial reports, all those volunteers who were tested with the COVID-19 vaccine have grown an immunity. The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology.
Clinical trials were successful all the volunteers have grown an immunity. The first test was held on June 18 that include 38 peoples and they were discharged by July 15.
Director of the Gamaleya National Research Centre, Alexander Gintsburg, said, “The particles and objects that can reproduce their own kind are the ones that are considered alive. The particles in question cannot multiply,”
Many countries have also blamed that Russia is pushing to develop the vaccine before anyone else. They are putting the nation’s prestige over safety and science.
The top US infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci, questioned, “I do hope that the Chinese and the Russians are actually testing a vaccine before they are administering the vaccine to anyone, because claims of having a vaccine ready to distribute before you do testing I think is problematic at best,” expressing concern towards Russia fast-developing vaccine.
Meanwhile, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted to have a shot of Russian developed vaccine, he said, “When the vaccine arrives, I will have myself injected in public. Experiment on me first, that’s fine with me,” on Monday.
With 897,599 coronavirus cases and 15,131 deaths, Russia is the 4th most impacted country in the world. On Tuesday around 5,000 new cases are also registered.