In Russia said that the first vaccine from COVID-19 ready. About it in interview to the edition “Arguments and facts” , said Deputy defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov.
“The second group of our volunteers have completed participation in the second phase of clinical trials July 20. The final evaluation of the test results by our experts and scientists of the National research centre has been done. At the time of issuance without exception, all volunteers, receiving immunity from coronavirus, felt normal. Thus, the first national vaccine against the new coronavirus infection ready,” said Tsalikov.
According to him, the vaccine was developed in cooperation of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation National research center of epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamalei and the chief military clinical hospital named after Burdenko.
June 11 edition of the Wall Street Journal wrote that the Russian scientists hasten to answer the request of President Vladimir Putin to develop a vaccine against coronavirus by the fall; in the country investigated 10 experimental vaccines. One of the drugs tested for the military.
16 June it became known that the Russian Ministry of health allowed testing of the vaccine against the coronavirus in humans.
Bloomberg claims that dozens of Russian political and business elite in April received the experimental vaccine against coronavirus.