Russia Using First Vaccine for COVID-19 Before Phase 3 TrialsHe
There are suggestions that Russia has cut essential corners in the development of its coronavirus vaccine.— CNN (@CNN) August 11, 2020
It has yet to go through crucial Phase 3 trials where it would be administered to thousands of people. https://t.co/uc8anzJ16u
Health Editor’s Note: Putin announced this morning that Russia has begun to use the first ever vaccine against COVID-19. He states that the vaccine produces enough immunity to ward off contracting COVID-19. The vaccine is named Sputnik-V, as a reference to the fact that the Russians launched the world’s first satellite back in 1957.
It seems that the Russians have skipped what is known as Phase 3 of the trial (where the vaccine is administered to thousands and the results of those vaccinations are evaluated for efficacy and safety), and have moved directly into the vaccinating phase. Russia has not released its scientific data for this vaccine…
VT sincerely hopes that the Russian, Sputnik-V, is effective and safe and if so, that scientific and medical information would be shared and that any divisions between nations would be set aside so the world can beat COVID-19 and put this pandemic into the history books…..Carol