Russian scientists are rushing to answer the request of President Vladimir Putin to develop a vaccine against coronavirus by the fall; in the country investigated 10 experimental vaccines, the article says The Wall Street Journal, published June 11.
Despite the fact that Russia is belatedly engaged in a race, only the US, China and Canada of the potential vaccines are now more. The timing of clinical trials are significantly reduced, one of the drugs tested for the military. The rush promises serious risks to human health, if side-effects not properly studied, the newspaper notes. The developers themselves say that it is necessary to pause between test animals and humans.
“Race for the cure” began after Putin’s statement at a meeting in the Kremlin on 14 may, when he demanded to complete the registration of the vaccine in September.
Success in the creation of a “national vaccine” would show that the Russian economy is limited by sanctions, can still compete with the richer world powers, says WSJ. According to the publication, a group of Russian developers are competing with each other, but the facts of cooperation with American, Chinese or European scientists is unknown.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Who believe that the coronavirus would pose a serious threat, until they invent a vaccine. According to the head of the European Agency of medicines Marco Kavaleri, in the best case, the vaccine will be ready next year. May 15, U.S. President Donald trump suggested that the coronavirus vaccine can be developed and tested by the end of 2020.