London, August 13
The World Health Organization says the vaccine authorized by Russia this week shouldn’t be among the many 9 that it considers within the superior phases of testing.
WHO and companions have included 9 experimental COVID-19 vaccines inside an funding mechanism it’s encouraging international locations to hitch, generally known as the Covax facility. The initiative permits international locations to put money into a number of vaccines to acquire early entry, whereas theoretically offering funding for growing international locations.
“We don’t have sufficient information at this point to make a judgment” on the Russia vaccine, stated Dr Bruce Aylward, a senior adviser to WHO’s director-general.
“We’re currently in conversation with Russia to get additional information to understand the status of that product, the trials that have been undertaken and then what the next steps might be.”
This week, President Vladimir Putin introduced Russia had authorized a coronavirus vaccine that has but to finish superior trials in individuals and claimed, with out proof, the immunization protects individuals for as much as two years. AP