Russia shared that it developed the world’s 1st Coronavirus vaccine.
As per news agency AFP, “This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered” in Russia, he said during a televised video conference call with government ministers.
Reportedly, the vaccine developed by Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology showed immunity in all participants as per the Russian Defence Ministry.
With 38 volunteers, the clinical trials of the vaccine began on June 18. All of the participants developed an immunity. The first group was discharged on July 15 and the second group on July 20.
Various industry bodies and countries have questioned Russia’s extensive push to develop a vaccine as soon as possible. The roll-out of this vaccine has stirred concerns that it may be putting national prestige before science and safety.
In April, President Vladimir Putin ordered state officials to shorten the time of clinical trials for a variety of drugs, including potential coronavirus vaccines.