Russia Starts Final Stage of Testing COVID-19 Vaccine, Defence Ministry Says

Henrietta Strickland
July 13, 2020

The ministry began testing a coronavirus vaccine in mid-June in conjunction with Moscow's Gamelei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.

Professor Robin Shattock, who heads a team developing a coronavirus vaccine at Imperial College London, has told Sky News that enough doses would be available for everyone in Britain if trials go "really well".

University of Queensland scientists are expected to release more details on Monday about a human trial for a COVID-19 vaccine that gives hope of a breakthrough in combating the virus. The director of the famous Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, Vadim Tarasov, announced that the first batch of volunteers would be discharged on Wednesday. Alexander Lukashev confirms that safety is indeed trustworthy.

Its COVID-19 candidate, Ad5-nCov, became the first in China to move into human testing in March but is running behind other potential vaccines in terms of trial progress. "It corresponds to the safety of those vaccines that are now on the market", Lukashev told Sputnik.

"We worked with this vaccine, starting with preclinical studies and protocol development, and clinical trials are now underway", Tarasov noted.

"The data obtained by the Gamalei National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, proves that volunteers of the first and second groups are forming an immune response after injections of the vaccine against the coronavirus", according to an earlier statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has praised UQ for their search for a vaccine and is encouraged by the advances they have have made so far.

Following the completion of clinical trials of the vaccine, RDIF and Alium are ready to launch mass-production for the fastest possible vaccination of Russian citizens. A report published in KOMO News now reveals that Haller, who works as an operations manager in a tech company is not feeling any ill effects after receiving the vaccine shot.

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