Russia develops ‘first’ coronavirus vaccine

Russia develops ‘first’ coronavirus vaccine

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin says the country has developed the first vaccine offering 'sustainable immunity' against the coronavirus. "This m

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Russia has been pushing hard to quickly develop a coronavirus vaccine and said earlier this month it hoped to launch mass production within weeks and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year.

The World Health Organization last week urged Russia to follow established guidelines and go “through all the stages” necessary to develop a safe vaccine.

The pandemic has seen an unprecedented mobilization of funding and research to rush through a vaccine that can protect billions of people worldwide.