Mexican President ready to test Russian COVID-19 vaccine

More than half a million cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in Mexico.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he is ready to become one of the first volunteers to test the Russian coronavirus vaccine if it proves useful.

Moscow’s decision to approve the vaccine and produce the first batches less than two months after the start of human trials has alarmed some scientists, who believe that only 10 percent of clinical trials are successful.

“I will be the first to be vaccinated,” Lopez Obrador said at a regular morning news conference.

The government of Mexico reported that more than 522 thousand cases of coronavirus were registered in the country, and about 57 thousand people died.