Russia To Register First COVID-19 Vaccine On August 12

Russia’s vaccine faces a lot of criticism from medical experts and scientists as it is being launched without clearing the final stage of human trials. 

Neel Raju Nalawade

August 11, 2020

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So far, millions of people have been infected by the novel Coronavirus and more than 7 lakh people have lost their lives. Now, there is a glimmer of hope as news reports state that Russia has announced the registration of the first Coronavirus vaccine on August 12. The news was confirmed by Russia’s Deputy Health Minister, Oleg Gridnev. The much-awaited vaccine has been developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Ministry of Defence. However, Russia’s vaccine had to face a lot of criticism from medical experts and scientists as the country is launching the vaccine without conducting the final stage of human trials.

The Russian Government said that the vaccine has successfully passed phase 1 and 2 of human trials. After registration, this vaccine will be first made available to doctors, healthcare workers and senior citizens. So far, 165 vaccines are under testing out of which 29 have entered human trials and 7 have successfully entered the final phase of human trials.

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