When Is Russia Planning To Start Mass Inoculation Of COVID-19 Vaccine?

When Is Russia Planning To Start Mass Inoculation Of COVID-19 Vaccine?

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is an Infectious disease that spreads through respiratory droplets from nose or mouth. It can spread from person to person. People infected with Coronavirus experience fever, respiratory illness, and some other symptoms. It affects different people in various ways. Most people don’t even feel any symptoms from the COVID-19 virus. However, older people or people having medical problems sometimes develop serious illness after getting infected. Some of the symptoms are:

  • Dry Coughs.
  • Fever.
  • Respiratory Illness.
  • Headache.
  • Loss of taste.

There are about 20,394,079 cases worldwide and 741,808 deaths. However, over 13,283,600 also recovered, some of them recovered without getting any special treatment while some were saved by the anti-viral drugs and ventilators. Currently, the USA is suffering the most from the COVID-19. There are over 5,270,700 total cases in the USA and over 166,000 deaths. The coronavirus was originated from Wuhan, China. However, they managed to stop the spread. Total cases in China currently are 84,712 and 4,600+ deaths. About 79,280 people recovered in China from Coronavirus. While some countries like Newzeland managed to stop the spread, countries like Brazil, India, and Russia are still suffering from the Coronavirus. No proper cure has been found for Coronavirus yet. However, back in May, Remdesivir was approved by the FDA to treat the COVID-19 patients who were severely ill.

While the race to develop the Coronavirus vaccine is still ongoing, Russia becomes the first country to introduce the COVID-19 vaccine to the world.

When Is Russia Planning To Start Mass Inoculation Of COVID-19 Vaccine?

Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, approves the first Covid-19 Vaccine, he says “the vaccine is ready for use”. Russia named this vaccine “Sputnik V. Putin said:

The first registration has taken place. I hope that we can soon begin mass production.

However, experts have raised concerns because Russia’s vaccine is not in the World Health Organization list of vaccines that have reached phase 3. The expected date for a vaccine to become available was mid-2021.

Making a vaccine available before even publishing something in a peer-reviewed journal is a violation of Basic Vaccinology 101. What they are doing is dangerous and grossly immoral.

Arthur Caplan

It is simply not enough time to do a reasonable efficacy workup as well, and absolutely not enough time to get any sort of reading on safety.

Russia has over 897,000 total COVID-19 cases and is ranking fourth with over 15,000 deaths. The Russian Vaccine was also given to Putin’s daughter who felt no side effect other than a mild fever.

I think in this sense she took part in the experiment. After the first injection her temperature was 38 degrees, the next day 37.5, and that was it. After the second injection her temperature went up slightly, then back to normal.

When Is Russia Planning To Start Mass Inoculation?

According to officials, the Mass Inoculation of Coronavirus vaccine will begin in October. Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said:

The vaccine had proven to be highly effective and safe, hailing it as a big step towards humankind’s victory over Covid-19.

Masab Farooque
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