Russia believes that it is going to be the first country in the world to approve a Coronavirus vaccine, by mid of August, less than two weeks from now. Despite having no safety data and concerns about its effectiveness and efficiency according to various media reports.
The Moscow bases Gamaleya Institute told that by August 10-12 or before that, they will release the vaccine for the general public with Health care and other frontline workers receiving the first bite of it.
While Russian officials, researchers and pubic are exuberant about the news, US officials are not here in a mood of celebration.
The US intelligence blamed the Putin Government of making fool out of the citizens of its own country and others. The move is political propaganda and not scientific.
The US intelligence says that the Russian administration is taking the help of many English based media portals with a global touch to spread fake information about COVID vaccine news.
Ironically, Russia hasn’t released any scientific data on its vaccine testing reported by CNN. Many organization are unable to verify their (Russia) claimed safety or effectiveness. Experts are on the opinion that the push for a vaccine is political propaganda to portray Russia’s image as a global Scientific Power.
“It’s a Sputnik moment, Americans were surprised when they heard Sputnik’s beeping. It’s the same with this vaccine. Russia will have got there first” said Kirill Dmitriev, head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund
There are also wide concerns the human testing of the vaccine is incomplete.
Around the world, hundreds of vaccine trials are in motion and very few showed large-scale efficiency and researcher have warned that much of its work remains before the final approvement of the vaccine.
While some global vaccines are in the third phase of trials, the Russian vaccine is yet to complete its second phase. Researcher plan to complete that phase by August 3, and then conduct the third phase of testing in parallel with the vaccination of the medical workers.
Russians scientists say the vaccine has been quick to develop because it is a modified version of one already created to fight against other diseases. That’s the approach being taken in many other countries and by other companies.
Whatever be the outcome in August, all we can do is wait for the best news for Mankind and keep on maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask. There are around 17 Million confirmed COVID cases till now with almost 6.6L plus deaths.