Russia is all set to launch the World’s first vaccine for the novel coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) with Russia’s Ministry of Defence on August 11, 2020. This makes Russia the first country in the world to do so and they are also planning to start mass production as early as September.
Phases of study
Moscow announced itself to be at the forefront of potential vaccine discovery, which has surprised the international community. With no evidence of phased testing or published scientific evidence, Russia claimed that it began experimental coronavirus shots less than two months ago and was “tested“, the news agency reported.
The head of Russia’s Direct Investment Fund, which allegedly launched the effort, said it had completed a Phase III study of the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute. He said that thousands of people joined in the last phase and were tested. The experimental vaccine is safe and actually works, he added.
Ready for public?
A news agency reported that experts claimed in a television meeting of Russia’s leading leaders in the presence of President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, that the potential vaccine would approve conditional registration in August this month. Officials announced that the vaccine was then ready to be delivered to citizens within 3 to 4 days of completion of the procedure.
The key requirements for a vaccine are its proven effectiveness and safety so everything needs to be done very carefully and accurately. Our confidence in the vaccine must be absolute.Russian President Vladimir Putin
According to reports, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said the vaccine needed a pending trial on another 1,600 people before final approval. She further called the vaccine dose “safe” and was probably administered to the public for the first time in the world.