He Russian Ministry of Health announced this Saturday that he has produced the first batch of covid-19 vaccine registered in the country, which will be marketed under the name of Spútnik V.
“The first batch of the vaccine produced by the Gamaleya Center for Microbiology and Epidemiology of the Russian Ministry of Health has been produced,” he said in a statement.
Previously, the director of the Gamaleya Center, Alexandr Ginzburg, indicated that by next December or January 2021 the country will produce five million doses monthly of the vaccine and that in the course of a year the country will be able to cover all the needs of this preparation.
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Not on the WHO list
The World Health Organization (WHO) cautiously received the news that Russia had registered the world’s first vaccine against coronavirus, pointing out that this, like the rest, must follow the prequalification and review procedures established by the agency. And it is that, the Russian vaccine did not appear among the six who, according to the WHO last week, were more advanced.
The Geneva-based body had cited among those six three candidates for vaccines developed by Chinese laboratories, two from the United States (from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Modern) and the British developed by AstraZeneca in collaboration with the University of Oxford.
The president of United States, Donald Trump, stated this Friday that Russia “has skipped certain tests” when developing the vaccine, and assured that his country will not do the same.
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“We don’t know much about it, we hope it works, we really hope it works.”said Trump, who, however, warned at a press conference at the White House that “certain trials have been skipped, and we believe it is important to follow the whole process.”
The director of the National Institutes of Health of the United States, Francis Collins, came to compare with a “russian roulette” the decision by the vaccine developers in Russia to skip what it described as “fundamental parts” of the approval process.
To this day, Russia accumulates 917,884 cases of covid-19 and 15,617 deaths for this disease.