Can we trust the Russian Covid-19 Vaccine?

However, the Russian Coronavirus vaccine candidate which is likely to be out for the general public during the third phase of its clinical trials. Yes, they have skipped the third stage of the clinical trials, which is the most important part of the vaccine developed. It seems that Russian decide to its own ”Russian Roulette” with the Coronavirus vaccine.

Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that before the third phase of the clinical trial for this vaccine is over, the vaccine will be made available in the market.

Scientists and public health officials were immediately skeptical, saying the potential vaccine, named Sputnik V, still needs critical testing to determine whether it’s safe and effective. They also worried it could place pressure on the U.S. to approve a vaccine before it is ready.

It is to note that the Russian COVID-19 vaccine has recently cleared its first stage of clinical trials which started on June 18 and has entered the second stage. Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that before the third phase of the clinical trial for this vaccine is over, the vaccine will be made available in the market, a report by Sputnik News said.

Meanwhile, the vaccine has been alleged to be based on COVID-19 technology developed by the researchers in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Another report by Sputnik highlighted that two days before, the UK National Cyber Security Centre had criticised the Russian vaccine developers for the same. However, Alexander Gintsburg, head of the Gamaleya institute has said that the vaccine developed in Russia is patented as well as more advanced when compared to Western players.

How Does Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Work?

As per reports, the vaccine developed by Russia is based on the DNA of a SARS-CoV-2 type adenovirus, a common cold virus. To make it effective, the vaccine uses the weakened virus to deliver small parts of a pathogen and stimulate an immune response.

Talking in details, Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaleya National Research Centre, told news agencies that the coronavirus particles in the vaccine cannot harm the person’s health.

He said some people have fever when they get vaccinated; otherwise there is no such side effect of the vaccine.

Certainly, a Coronavirus vaccine without a complete clinical humans trials being put straight to people infected also means that we are closer to the Zombie Apocalyse.

Or perhaps, we should look into Russia’s confidence that this vaccine is the one we have been waiting for and wonder when it was actually developed.



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