Coronavirus: Russia plans mass vaccination campaign in October

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Coronavirus: Russia plans mass vaccination campaign in October

Russian health authorities are preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus in October, the health minister has said.

Russian media quoted Mikhail Murashko as saying that doctors and teachers would be the first to receive the vaccine.

Reuters, citing anonymous sources, said Russia’s first potential vaccine would be approved by regulators this month.

However, some experts are concerned at Russia’s fast-track approach.

On Friday, the leading infectious disease expert in the US, Dr Anthony Fauci, said he hoped that Russia – and China – were “actually testing the vaccine” before administering them to anyone.

Dr Fauci has said that the US should have a “safe and effective” vaccine by the end of this year.

“I do not believe that there will be vaccines so far ahead of us that we will have to depend on other countries to get us vaccines,” he told US lawmakers.

Scores of possible coronavirus vaccines are being developed around the world and more than 20 are currently in clinical trials.

Mr Murashko, quoted by Interfax news agency, said that the Gamaleya Institute, a research facility in Moscow, had finished clinical trials of a vaccine and that paperwork was being prepared to register it.

“We plan wider vaccinations for October,” he said, adding that teachers and doctors would be the first to receive it.

Last month, Russian scientists said that early-stage trials of an adenovirus-based vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute had been completed and that the results were a success.

Last month the UK, US and Canada security services said a Russian hacking group had targeted various organisations involved in Covid-19 vaccine development, with the likely intention of stealing information.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was more than 95% certain that the group called APT29 – also known as The Dukes or Cozy Bear – was part of Russian intelligence services.

Russia’s ambassador to the UK, Andrei Kelin, rejected the accusation, telling the BBC that there was “no sense in it”.

In the UK, trials of a vaccine developed by Oxford University have shown that it can trigger an immune response and a deal has been signed with AstraZeneca to supply 100 million doses in Britain alone.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. The big question is, if Russian vaccine proves to be efficient and first so, will the other Western global powers race to purchase it from the Russians or will leave their citizens at the mercy of its evil leadership which sees Russians as demonically possesed commies with lesser Slavic genealogy and believes only exclusively in western made (vaccine).

  2. The Dukes of Cozy Bear – lol. How crazy the UK US Canada intelligence groups have to be to always have to perceive the world through the “achieve before Russians” lense. I agree with mr.Dean here that world will profit from vaccine competition, but this is not the race who gets first to the moon, though again UK US intelligence are restless trying to pin it to the every next competitor.

    Perhaps this beyond evil global viral strategy is a response to the Russian strategy of defeating ebola and conducting a joint antiviral Sino-Russian Africa strategy in late 2019.

  3. News flash to Trumpsters from last June: This from Gordon Duff of Veterans Today, “John Hankey reports that Trump and his inner circle were vaccinated in November 2019, only days after the virus was deployed against China.” Gordon goes on to say… “We knew the CIA funded programs were to develop a SARS related bio-weapon but we also knew that this would not be done without a vaccine and that vaccine programs would be highly classified. You see, vaccines make this a weapon, not the disease itself.”

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/06/03/disclosure-the-pandemic-the-awful-secret-theyve-been-hiding-an-intel-drop/

    This means that your fearless leader has been lying to you about COVID-19. He did indeed know back in November that the bioweapon would attack Wuhan and warned Israel about it…

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-alerted-israel-nato-to-disease-outbreak-in-china-in-november-report/

    Notice that he didn’t warn you about it, Trumpsters? Why do you think that would be?

    • This dispute over the right to be a sovereign spreader is going to be with us for some time. We already have unvaccinated children banned from regular doctor’s offices as a threat to the kids in the waiting room. And the public schools are going to me an issue, as are day care centers, etc. The issue is already being dealt with for years now.

    • There is going to be competition with these vaccines as the effectiveness of each will be monitored not only on which is ‘generally’ best, but after more time, ‘which is best for what groups of people’. WE will all benefit from this world wide competition as future Covid surges will be met with better tools and planning, and hopefully less economic damage. We have all learned the hard lesson of being unprepared, and even worse, incompetent leadership, with Trump and Boris at the head of the pack.