RUSSIA TO ROLL OUT COVID-19 VACCINE WITHIN TWO WEEKS
Russia said that the first batch of the world’s COVID-19 vaccine would be rolled out within two weeks and rejected as “groundless” safety concerns aired by some experts over Moscow’s rapid approval of the drug.
Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said medics to get vaccine shots in two weeks.
“It seems our foreign colleagues are sensing the specific competitive advantages of the Russian drug and are trying to express opinions that, in our opinion, are completely groundless,” the Health Minister said.
In line with this, Brazil’s Parana state agrees to produce the Russian vaccine.
The Brazilian state of Parana reached an agreement with Russia to produce a COVID-19 vaccine that Moscow has touted as ready to be brought to market.
The Russian vaccine has grabbed headlines for going to market, prompting skepticism by other countries as its final trials have yet to be completed.