Russia Wants Rapid WHO Verification for the Coronavirus Vaccine

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Here, the whole world is battling with coronavirus. Scientists and organizations are eagerly looking for vaccines, and in august gave us a ray of hope by stating that they have finally discovered the coronavirus vaccine. 

In August, Russia declared that they had discovered the first coronavirus vaccine in the world named sputnik V. This is named after the Soviet-era satellite. Russia has demanded accelerated approval and certification of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccination from the World Health Organization, the country’s sovereign wealth fund said that on Tuesday.

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source: nytimes.com

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which funds the vaccine, said on Tuesday that rapid enrollment would enable the Russian vaccine to “available worldwide in a shorter time span than normal procedures.” The Russian Federation had been one of the initial countries to appeal to the WHO for its current coronavirus infection vaccine’s pre-approval.

According to the Russian argument, “successful pre-qualification would make it possible for Sputnik V being included in the inventory of medicines used to direct the bulk purchases of medicines by foreign purchasing organizations and nations.” Any Western scientists have voiced concern about the Russian vaccine, warning that it might be risky to go too soon.

The WHO told AFP: “When a product sent for review is found to adhere to the listing requirements, the findings will be widely reported by the WHO.” The WHO has so far reported that it” has still not pre-qualified a COVID-19 drug, nor has it released any description of urgent use.

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source: nytimes.com

The WHO website states that this is “a risk-based process to identify and display unauthorized vaccines, therapies and in vitro diagnostics with the overall goal of facilitating the accessibility of these items to individuals impacted by a national emergency.”

British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca claimed that tests of its Oxford University-pioneered coronavirus vaccination had demonstrated “optimistic” outcomes to elderly and younger participants. Fighting the worldwide disease outbreak, which has now taken the lives of more than 1 million persons, is deemed among the most successful and prosperous in the nation.

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source: thescientist.com

President Vladimir Putin announced recently that Russia had recorded another drug for the coronavirus, named EpiVacCorona.

The world has registered more than 44 million coronavirus cases so far, with over 1 million deaths, and take a sigh of relief as the total recoveries have crossed the figure of 32 million. And Russia has the world’s fourth-highest virus caseload with a record of 1,547,774 reported infections and 26,589 deaths. 

But still, it has not reached the whole world, and now for our masks, social distancing and hygiene have been a vaccine. So, kindly make sure that you follow all the government guidelines for protecting you and yours!

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