Russian coronavirus vaccine approval imminent, source says

Russian coronavirus vaccine approval imminent, source says

The vaccine candidate in news has been developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute and the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

China, where the virus originated, has largely brought its outbreak under control and has therefore had to turn to other countries to test its vaccines.

Russian Federation has released no scientific data proving the vaccines' safety or efficacy.

Russian Federation claims that "it's a Sputnik moment"; however, concerns continue to hover. "Russian Federation will have got there first", he added. Russian Federation is behind other developing vaccines that are in the third phase of their trials, as they will complete their second phase on August 3, and the third phase will be running when the medical workers are vaccinated.

The World Health Organization says there is no approved vaccine for MERS.

Accordingly, the vaccine will be approved for public use and that frontline healthcare workers are to get it first.

Mr Dmitriev, a close ally of President Putin, has also said that he and his family have tried the vaccine.

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But, according to reports monitored on CNN, there are safety concerns being raised over the vaccine.

Stressing that the drug is being fast-tracked through approval because of the global pandemic and Russia's own severe coronavirus problem as the country now has more than 800,000 confirmed cases, Dmitriev said: "Our scientists focused not on being the first but on protecting people".

"We are searching for more volunteers and if any one who is healthy, class 12th pass and between 18 and 55 years of age wants to become volunteer for clinical trials and join hands against COVID-19 can contact us on phone numbers - 8303028051 and 6388214084", Mr Chaturvedi said.

If everything goes well, the company has announced it will move forward with a much larger Phase 3 trial in September, which will be the true test of whether the vaccine is effective.

Earlier, scores of Russia's business and political elite were given access to the experimental vaccine as early as April, according to people familiar with the effort, reported Bloomberg.

The company plans to take up the question of one or two doses in its phase 1 trial, which kicked off this week in the United States.

The study of the first vaccine involving 30,000 people began this week.

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