Kampala: Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the world, many countries asked their health scientists to brainstorm and discover the vaccine that can no only cure the deadly disease but also sold to generate money from those countries with sleepy scientists.
As we report this, the Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin says the his coronavirus vaccine will be available to Russians within a month and later, will be sold to the many countries in the world which have all along using COVID-19 as away to show off their political powers instead of discovering the vaccine.
According to Dr. Mikhail Albertovich Murashko who is the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, the Vaccine production in Russia will be domestic-oriented, geared to covering internal demands, adds that the Russian Fund of Direct Investment (RDIF) is negotiating the production of the vaccine abroad.
Asked about safety, Alexander Gintsburg, head of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology – which developed the pioneering vaccine – said the vaccine is based on a well-researched scientific platform dating back decades.
“The platform has been in development for 25 years for the purpose of gene therapy, but at the end of 2014 it was used to create drugs to fight the most rapidly changing viruses,” he said.
“The same platform was used to develop vaccines against Ebola, MERS [Middle East Respiratory Syndrome], and a number of other diseases. It allowed the creation of an Ebola vaccine within a fairly short period of 15 months, which later was highly assessed by the WHO [World Health Organization].”
Meanwhile, President Putin says over 20 countries are already ready to purchase about a billion doses for their citizens, adding that the President of Mexico Mr. Obrador said that he was ready to vaccinate himself with a Russian drug if its effectiveness was proven noting that ideology should be excluded in this matter.
Vladimir adds that, the development is a clear hint of an unjustifiably sharp reaction in the United States, where a representative of the health care system said that even monkeys will not be vaccinated by Russian drug.
“This is a clear annoyance and simple envy – a few years ago, American representatives were already trying to downplay Russian leadership in the invention of an ebola vaccine.” Putin angrily posted.
Statement added, “But it was the Russian vaccine that showed the greatest effectiveness then and stopped the epidemic. Now the story is repeating again – unfortunately, some partners are annoyed that the Russian drug is the first to enter the market.”
Putin went further and questioned, “But is human health less important than political and economic competition? We are all in the same boat called planet Earth.”