Russia’s health ministry approves the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine,
The vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, after less than two months of human testing, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
This paves the way for mass inoculation even as the final stages of clinical trials to test safety and efficacy continue.
Russia is moving at a fast pace to roll out its vaccine. Highlights of the nation’s determination to win the global race for an effective product, has stirred concerns that it may be putting national prestige before science and safety.