SEARCH FOR COVID-19 IS NOT A RACE -US HEALTH CHIEF
A day after Russia approved its “Sputnik V” vaccine, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said the search for a vaccine against the virus is not a race.
Azar said the Russian vaccine was lack of transparent data that will prove that it is safe and effective.
“It’s important that we provide safe, effective vaccines and that the data be transparent,” Azar said.
President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia was the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine after only less than two months of clinical trials.