Russia Announces COVID-19 Vaccine, Mass Vaccinations Begin In Sept.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a COVID-19 vaccine that’s ready for public use, setting both feelings of shock and skepticism equally afloat. The announcement means that Russia becomes the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine. Russia’s official coronavirus statistics stand at 890,000 cases and nearly 15,000 deaths. Those numbers reflect Russia’s counting measures, which some have argued feel low.
Putin claims that after one of his daughters fell ill with a 100.4 degree temperature, a doctor administered two doses of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine. Following the vaccine, her temperature dropped to a normal 98.6 degrees, according to the AP.
Putin claims the Russia coronavirus vaccine “passed all the necessary tests.”
But many scientist aren’t sold on Russia’s announcement, focusing on the fact that Russia’s coronavirus vaccine never went through a phase 3 clinical trial.
Voluntary mass coronavirus vaccines are set to begin in Russia in early September.
Author: Jim Satney
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