The chief US infectious disease specialist, Anthony Fauci, claims that they could present several variants of their vaccine at once even next week, but are not sure about their effectiveness and safety, and doubts that Russia has properly tested its own.
The Ministry of Health of Russia on Tuesday registered the world’s first vaccine for the prevention of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19, developed by the N.F. Gamalei together with the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
It was named “Sputnik V”. Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko announced that the vaccine will be produced at two sites – the Gamaleya center and the Binnopharm plant.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine has passed all the necessary tests and forms a stable immunity.
“Having a vaccine and proving that a vaccine is safe and effective are two different things. We have half a dozen or more vaccines, so if we wanted to take risks and hurt a lot of people, give them something that doesn’t help, we could start it. do next week if they wanted to, “Fauci said when asked by National Geographic whether Russia really has a vaccine against coronavirus. The broadcast was conducted on the magazine’s website.
“Therefore, I hope that the Russians are really fully convinced that the vaccine is safe and effective. I very much doubt they did it”, added the director of the US National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases.