Reports are spread that Russia will register the world’s first Corona virus vaccine tomorrow, August 12, according to media reports, and the vaccine will be tested on about 1,600 people for safety and effectiveness after registration, it was developed jointly by the Aesthetic Research Institute and the Russian Ministry of Defense, and it is currently in Phase 3 clinical trials, according to TheHealthSite.
Corona vaccine and how it works
Nevertheless, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief infectious disease expert in the United States, expressed his concerns about this fast approach, and he was quoted as saying: “I hope the Chinese and the Russians will actually test the vaccine before they give it to anyone, because claims of a vaccine ready for distribution before Take the test I think it’s a problem. “
The World Health Organization has urged Russia to follow standard guidelines to develop safe and effective vaccines, and it is reported that industrial production of the vaccine is supposed to start in September, followed by mass vaccination in October.
The story of this vaccine trial.
As mentioned earlier, the Coronavirus vaccine COVID-19 The Russian Federation is currently in the third phase of the clinical trial, the first human trials (phase one) began two months ago with 76 volunteers, half of whom got the liquid form of the vaccine through injection while the rest got in the form of a soluble powder, and a few of the volunteers in the trial were military And, although they did not complain about any side effects, others reported a few, and media reports indicate that Dr. Alexander Ginsburg, head of the Aesthetic Institute, and his researchers tested the vaccine on themselves, even before the start of the human trial, according to the information that Published by the Russian Ministry of Health, this vaccine will also be given to high-risk groups, such as healthcare workers, however, there is no confirmation that this will be part of the Phase III trial.
Is the floor vaccine will be safe?
The dash for a coronavirus vaccine has been unleashed COVID-19 In Russia, according to President Vladimir Putin’s order to reduce the time for clinical trials, shortly after this, the aesthetic vaccine obtained a license for clinical trials from the Ministry of Health.
Main concerns about protocol security and research ..
It is worth noting that Russia has not yet published any scientific discoveries from the results of the first phase of clinical trials, and this aesthetic product is still on the WHO’s list of candidate vaccines in the first phase of clinical trials, given this background, it is natural for experts and scientists to feel Concerned about the safety and efficacy of this vaccine, the Russian government’s assertion that it has achieved the desired results and has not been accompanied by any side effects certainly does not compensate for the lack of scientific data, and the Russian Association of Clinical Trial Organizations is not satisfied with Putin’s hasty approach which, according to the institute, has created an “unattainable obstacle.” Scientists, as they questioned the aesthetic decision to test the vaccine on its researchers before the start of human trials, described this step as a “flagrant violation of the foundations of clinical research, Russian law and universally accepted international regulations” in an open letter to the government, not only this research body, many do not welcome Other Russian experts also took this quick approach to something as important as a coronavirus vaccineCOVID-19 .
Some are upset by the hasty decision to administer an insufficiently tested vaccine to healthcare workers, while others doubt whether the third phase of the clinical trial, which is supposed to include thousands of participants, adheres to established guidelines.
According to the site TheHealthSite This final stage is of the utmost importance because it is the true test of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, a well-tested vaccine not only comes with serious health consequences, but also generates a false sense of safety and dependence among the general public..
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How does this Russian vaccine work?
This Russian vaccine, which was created using inanimate particles that cannot reproduce, uses a common cold virus known as adenovirus to prepare the body for infection with the Coronavirus. COVID-19 And to recognize it when it invades the body, this virus has been modified to ensure that it carries the gene for the “spike” protein, which covers the surface of the new coronavirus.