CORONAVIRUS: Russia Says Vaccine is Ready

Written by on August 12, 2020

Russia claims to have won the worldwide race to create a COVID-19 vaccine.

Despite international skepticism, Russia became the first country to register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, even though it hasn’t yet begun Phase 3 trials, which could take months. Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted that the vaccine has gone through all of the necessary tests and that he has already given the vaccine to one of his adult daughters who is feeling well and has a high number of antibodies.

Putin says that doctors, medical workers, teachers and other high-risk groups will be the first to receive the vaccine and will likely begin widespread vaccination in September or October. (ABC News)

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