The first coronavirus vaccine in the world has been registered in Russia.
Vladimir Putin announced this today at the meeting in the Kremlin.
The effectiveness of the vaccine was tested by one of the President’s daughters.
According to Putin, on the first day after the vaccination, the temperature rose, but then her condition returned to normal and she got the antibodies in sufficient quantities for immunity from coronavirus.
Putin emphasized that vaccination will be voluntary. But he noted that there is no doubt about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
Russia has repeatedly saved the world with its vaccines – it was in Russia where vaccines against cholera, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles and other dangerous diseases were invented.
At the same time, foreign pharmaceutical companies called on Russia not to release the vaccine so early. And here there is no medicine context, it seems that only business is important.
Russia won the vaccine race and such a competitor in a profitable business is very uncomfortable.
But when it comes to the health of millions of people, Russia has no intention of thinking about money. Vaccination for Russians will be free.
Putin added that the vaccine trials yielded positive results, with all volunteers having built up immunity to the coronavirus.
The vaccine is based on adenovirus and contains dead COVID-19 particles which cannot multiply and are therefore safe, said Alexander Gintzburg, head of the center.
Since appearing in Wuhan, China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and territories.
The US is leading with the most confirmed infections with 5.09 million, followed by Brazil with over 3 million cases and India with 2.27 million, according to data compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.