The world’s first coronavirus vaccine will soon be unveiled by Russia.
According to Evening Standard, Russia has announced plans to roll out the vaccine within two weeks as authorities dismissed safety concerns as “groundless”.
On the controversies surrounding this development, scientists have expressed fears that Moscow may be putting national prestige before health; even though the candidate has not completed its final trials.
Meanwhile, Germany after claiming that the vaccine can;t be trusted disclosed through its leading infectious disease institute that a vaccine could be available as early as autumn.
Although, the country warned that it may take longer to control the pandemic.
Russian health minister Mikhail Murashko who made comments on the development on Wednesday said:
“It seems our foreign colleagues are sensing the specific competitive advantages of the Russian drug and are trying to express opinions that are completely groundless,”
Comments from Officials is not far from the fact that, the vaccine, called “Sputnik V” in homage to the Soviet Union satellite, will be administered to people on a voluntary basis in the final trial.
The date for mass roll-out is expected to start in October.