A Time Now News report revealed that there were cases of infection among volunteers in trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which is the first recorded vaccine in the world against the Covid-19 virus, according to a senior official in the Russian vaccine developer.
According to the report, this is the reason why the vaccine developer, the National Epidemiological and Microbiology Research Center of the Russian Ministry of Health Care, studied the possibility of disclosing data on who was given the vaccine among the volunteers, before summarizing the results of the research.
Earlier, the deputy director of research at the National Research Center and an associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Denis Luzhunov, reported that the participants in the trial would discover whether they received the vaccine or placebo only after the end of the tests.
Center director Alexander Gentsberg said the last group of volunteers out of a total of 40,000 may be vaccinated by the end of January 2021.
The center announced the presence of Corona virus infection among the participants in the post-registration experiments, and the preliminary results of the experiments will be summarized in mid-November, and the director of the center also explained that the Corona virus infection among the volunteers may be related to the fact that the individual was not vaccinated, that is, he received the placebo .
On August 11, Russia became the first country in the world to register a vaccine against the Coronavirus, which was called Sputnik V. Preparation experiments began after registration in Moscow on September 7, as the first volunteers received the vaccine on September 9, in total, 40,000 people are participating in the program. 10,000 of them were on a placebo instead of a vaccine.