Russia First To Approve COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ But People Have Questions
11The human trials were not given enough time
The biggest issue for this is that human trials should take a minimum of a year to complete. But here, this was done in less than two months. This is what is worrying the people as well as the experts. People believe that corners were cut and this vaccine was rushed which means it might not be as effective as they are now claiming it to be.
12Russia has assured that it not as people think
Russia, however, has claimed that this was made possible due to the fact that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate closely resembled a vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) disease, caused by another coronavirus that had already been tested extensively. This is why there were able to get the results out so fast.
13The worst-case scenario
According to experts, the worst-case scenario by using this vaccine is that it will be ineffective. Hopefully, there won’t be any side-effects that will worsen the issue. Experts are hoping the vaccine will be tested more before mass production begins. The last thing anyone wants is a vaccine that makes the problem worse rather than better.
14Countries have already begun pre-ordering
Kirill Dmitriyev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund which finances the vaccine project said that industrial production was expected from September. He also added that Phase III trials would begin this month. He also said that over one billion doses of the vaccine have been pre-ordered by 20 countries.
15Dr. Anthony Fauci had something to say
During his testimony to a panel of US lawmakers Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease specialist said that he hopes Russia is testing the vaccine before giving it to patients. The speed at which they claim to have approved a vaccine is just too fast. Fauci hopes that the vaccine works but at the same time hopes the tests are done correctly.