In an article by Bloomberg, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed that the country has registered its first COVID-19 vaccine. Putin even disclosed that one of his daughters has already received the vaccine.
“As far as I know, this morning the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection in the world was registered this morning,” states Putin in a televised meeting.
Here is an excerpt from an article by Bloomberg:
“The announcement represents a propaganda coup for the Kremlin amid a global race to develop vaccines against the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 750,000 people, infected more than 20 million and crippled national economies. Companies including AstraZeneca Plc and Moderna Inc. are still conducting final-stage trials of their vaccines in studies that are expected to soon yield results. Some pharmaceutical companies have called Russia’s rushed registration dangerous.”
“The vaccine, which is being developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute and the Russian Direct Investment Fund, began Phase 3 trials last week. Medics could begin receiving the vaccine by the end of the month, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said at the meeting.”
Moreover, statistics reveal that Russia’s COVID cases continue to decline. In the same article, it showed that the number of new COVID cases is less than half of its May peak. Read more: Putin says Russia has registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, an article by Bloomberg.