In a television video conference call with government ministers Valdimir Putin said that the Russia has registered the world first vaccine against new coronavirus.
- Russia claims that the country has developed a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity”
- Vladimir Putin said that Russia has registered a vaccine
- One of Putin’s daughter has already been inoculated, he said.
Moscow: On Tuesday morning (11 Aug 2020) Russia declared that Russia is the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine. President Vladimir Putin also said that one of his daughters has been inoculated. Russian officials said that the vaccine “Sputnik V” provides safe, stable immunity and denounce western attempts to underestimate Moscow’s research.
Scientists of the Western countries have raised concerns about the development of Russian vaccines, suggesting that researchers might be cutting corners and coming under pressure from authorities to deliver.
The WHO said that any stamp of approval of WHO on a COVID-19 vaccine country would require a proper safety data review.
UN agency’s spokesperson Taril Jasarevic in Geneva said that “we are in close contact with the Russian health authorities and discussions are ongoing with respect to possible WHO pre-qualification of the vaccine”.