Alexander Ginsburg, Director of the Russian “Aesthetic” Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Research, said that it would be naive to expect a positive response from other countries to the registration of the Russian vaccine against the Coronavirus.
“Think, if certain people and companies are deprived of several billion dollars with the help of the Russian vaccine, what is the nature of the reaction that you are waiting to see?”
The reaction seems to me completely normal.
It is quite similar to that of pushing the stick into an anthill that went crazy”.
Ginsburg emphasized once again that the Russian vaccine is completely safe and “registered in accordance with all legislative acts of the Russian Federation”.
“This is a direct struggle for very specific funds,” he added.
There can be no other reaction.
It would be naive to expect a serious competitive product to be seen with applause”.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin announced, on Tuesday, that Russia is the first in the world to register a drug to prevent Covid-19, and it has been developed in the “Gamalia” center in cooperation with the Russian Direct Investment Fund, and stated that 20 countries have requested the Russian vaccine.
Experts have repeatedly confirmed that during clinical trials of the vaccine, all volunteers (aged 18 to 60 years) were able to develop high titers of antibody to SARS-CoV-2, and no serious complications were observed for any of them.
And it was ferociously commented on the registration of the first Coronavirus vaccine abroad.
German Health Minister Jens Young said he was skeptical of the news about the Russian drug.
He explained his position through the fact that the drug did not pass the third stage of clinical trials on a large sample of volunteers, and therefore “vaccinating millions or even billions of people” is very early and possibly dangerous.
In his opinion, the important point is not to be the first to create a vaccine, but to ensure its effectiveness and safety.
In turn, the chief specialist in infectious diseases in the United States, Anthony Fauci, said that American specialists could offer several types of drugs to prevent Covid-19 at least next week, but they are not sure of their effectiveness and safety.
He doubts that Russia has properly tested its vaccine.
The Ministry of Health responded to the criticism of the Russian drug, saying that it was unfounded.
The Minister of Health, Mikhail Murashko, indicated that the basic materials on the basis of which were created are well studied and safe, and had previously been used to formulate and produce other medicines.