Russia claims vaccine victory
Russia has registered the world’s first vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced last night, saying the vaccine has proven effective in forming immunity against the deadly disease.
“As far as I know, a vaccine against the coronavirus infection has been registered this morning (in Russia) for the first time in the world," said Mr Putin.
“I thank everyone who worked on the vaccine – it’s a very important moment for the whole world.”
The vaccine was developed by the Gamelei Research Centre in Moscow. The Russian president said that one of his daughters has already been immunised with the new vaccine.
“I know that it works rather effectively, forms a stable immunity, and, I repeat, it passed all the necessary inspections,” he added.
Should the vaccine live up to the hype, the world will be scrambling for shots. In Russia, medical workers and teachers will receive the vaccine first. Mr Putin said it could be January before the vaccine enters general circulation.
Mr Putin certainly seems to trust this vaccine, would you?