Russia plans to register world's first covid vaccine on August 12
The vaccine has been developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry
Russia plans to register the world's first Covid vaccine against COVID-19, reports said, citing Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev. Now, the chief of the lab developing the vaccine has dropped some hints on how the covid vaccine will work. The vaccine has been developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry.
Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaleya National Research Centre, said that vaccine used inanimate particles created on the basis of adenovirus, according to Sputnik News.
As Russia gets ready to register the coronavirus vaccine, top US infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci however sounded a note of caution “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," he said.
In April, President Vladimir Putin ordered state officials to shorten the time of clinical trials for a variety of drugs, including potential coronavirus vaccines.
The World Health Organization said all vaccine candidates should go through full stages of testing before being rolled out. (With Agency Inputs)
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