RUSSIA ANNOUNCES WORLD'S FIRST CORONAVIRUS VACCINE!
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After battling the coronavirus for over eight months, the world has now slowly started seeing signs of normalcy. Many countries have restarted operations to revamp their economy by taking all necessary precautions against the coronavirus. And in yet another significant development, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that RUSSIA has developed the world's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the first developed vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered for the first time on Tuesday morning (August 11).
The race for the vaccine against the coronavirus is slowly starting to pick up. However, it seems like Russia are well out on top after Vladimir Putin launched the vaccine, which is touted as the world's first vaccine against the coronavirus. During a video conference with Government ministers, Putin said that the first vaccine against the coronavirus was registered for the first time on Tuesday morning. Simultaneously, Putin has asked Health Minister Mikhail Mursashko to keep him up to speed and updated about every development that takes place regarding the coronavirus vaccine.
Vladimir Putin stated that the first vaccine against the coronavirus underwent the necessary tests and trials. He added that one of his two daughters were the first few people to be registered with the world's first coronavirus vaccine. He implied that his daughter was injected with the coronavirus vaccine and is now feeling well and much better. Meanwhile, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Mursashko has said that the registration of the coronavirus vaccine is conditional, and the trials for the same will continue even though the product of the world's first coronavirus vaccine gets underway.
Clinical trials of this vaccine against the coronavirus got underway on June 18, 2020, with over 38 volunteers. After the potential coronavirus vaccine was registered into the volunteers, it was noted that all the volunteers developed an immunity. The first group was discharged on July 15, whereas the second group was released on July 20. In a statement given to the AFP, Russian Health Officials said that the potential coronavirus vaccine had yielded positive results during the trials conducted on the 38 volunteers.
The world's first coronavirus vaccine is developed jointly by Gamaleya Research Institue and the Russian Defence Ministry. According to the director of the Gamaleya Research Insitute, there are absolutely NO concerns that the first potential coronavirus vaccine can harm a person's health. The Russian President announced on Tuesday that Russia has developed the world's first coronavirus vaccine which offers sustainable immunity against the coronavirus.
Russia has been pushing hard to stay on top in the race for the coronavirus vaccine. It aims to quickly develop the vaccine against the new coronavirus and put it into mass production by early next week. Simultaneously, Russia aims to turn out a million doses per month by next year.