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Russia claims to be ahead of rivals in race to produce Covid vaccine

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Moscow says it will start production next month and mass immunisation by October Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Russian government claims to have stolen a march on dozens of global rivals - including the US and UK - in the race to produce a viable coronavirus vaccine, saying it would start production of a vaccine next month and begin mass immunisation by October. The announcement came amid controversy over how Russia has rushed its two vaccine candidates through safety testing, in which researchers dose themselves as part of truncated human trials.
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Russia plans to start mass vaccination against coronavirus in October

Russia plans to start mass vaccination against coronavirus in October

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Russian health minister Mikhail Murashko said the country is planning mass vaccinations in October
Russia will begin a mass immunisation campaign against coronavirus in two months, amid international concern that its vaccine has not been properly tested.
Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said doctors and teachers would be the first to be immunised under the plan, according to local reports.
Speaking at a research facility in Moscow, Murashko said clinical trials of the vaccine were complete, adding: ‘We plan wider vaccinations for October.'
Sources said a potential vaccine would receive...
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