Russia registered First COVID 19 Vaccine. Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, launched a vaccine for deadly coronavirus, which is the world’s first vaccine. Now it is registered, this will be tested on about 1600 people to ensure its safety and effectiveness. Russia registered the vaccine at a time when 20 million people are already infected with the novel coronavirus pandemic and near about 750,000 persons have died and all this shaken the economies of the World.
According to Russian news agencies, Vladimir Putin has asked Mikhail Murashko, Health Minister of Russia to keep him up to date with the COVID 19 vaccine. Putin also said in a video conference call with government officials that a vaccine has bee registered in Russia against the fatal coronavirus for the first time in the World.
President Putin thanked all the people who worked hard in the development of the vaccine. He described it as “a very important step for the world”. He wishes that the research body in the country will soon begin the huge production of the COVID 19 vaccine. Putin also said, ” “I know that it works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the needed checks.
Putin accentuated that all the necessary tests will be done for this vaccine. According to Associated Press reports, He summed that one of his two daughters has already vaccinated and she is feeling extremely well till now. The Health Ministry said, as reported by Sputnik News, “The two-stage injection plan helps form lasting immunity. The experience with vector vaccines and the two-stage scheme shows that immunity lasts for up to two years”.
The health ministry of Russia had said that vaccinations could begin on a large basis by October. The people who work in a profession that comes in the category of “risk groups,” such as medical workers, maybe received the vaccine on a priority basis this month. Gamaleya Research Institute and the Defence Ministry of Russia jointly developed the COVID 19 vaccine.
On June 18, Clinical trials were started for the vaccine and a total of 38 volunteers included in it. All of the volunteers included in the trial showed strong immunity. Out of the 38 participants, 15 were discharged on July 15 and the remaining on July 20. In an earlier report of the defense ministry, all the participants developed the immunity in the final check-up.
According to Sputnik News, director of the Gamaleya National Research Centre, Mr. Alexander Ginsburg said that inanimate particles are used in the vaccines created on the basis of adenovirus. He also said that there is no worry that the COVID 19 vaccine could harm the health of a person in any way. He added, “The particles and objects that can reproduce their own kind are the ones that are considered alive. The particles in question cannot multiply.”
In spite of that, many pharmaceutical companies and industry bodies have called Russia’s speedy registration threatening. The topmost US disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, also raised questions on the hurried approach of Russia. He said, “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.” The WHO said that the vaccine must go through all the stages of testing before being actually sold out.