Russia has developed ‘first’ vaccine, Putin says

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Russia has developed the “first” vaccine against the coronavirus, the Russian president said on Tuesday during a video conference, assuring that it gave “lasting immunity”.

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In the weeks preceding this announcement, foreign scientists expressed their concern at the speed of the development of such a vaccine and the WHO had called for the respect of “clear guidelines and directives” for the development of this vaccine. type of products.

“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was recorded,” said Vladimir Putin, adding: “I know that it is quite effective, that it gives lasting immunity”.

The president even claimed that one of his daughters had been inoculated with the vaccine.

“She took part in the experiment,” he said, claiming that she had had a little temperature, “and that’s it”.

This vaccine will be put into circulation on January 1, 2021, according to the National Drug Registry of the Ministry of Health, consulted by Russian news agencies.

Russia had ensured in recent weeks the upcoming production of thousands of doses of vaccines against the new coronavirus and “several million” from the beginning of next year.

The World Health Organization reacted by advocating for compliance with the protocols and regulations in force in the development of a vaccine against COVID-19.

Russia has been working for months, like many other countries in the world, on several vaccine projects against Covid-19. The one developed by the Gamaleïa center is in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense.

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