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Will the Russian Covid vaccine save the world?

Reuters /Moscow
Filed on August 15, 2020
Covid-19 vaccine, Russia, Moscow
An employee performs with a new vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.

(Photo: Russian Direct Investment Fund via AP)

Mass production of doses begin.

Russia has started manufacturing its new vaccine for Covid-19, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the health ministry.

Russia has said the vaccine, developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute and the first for the coronavirus to go into production, will be rolled out by the end of this month. Some scientists said they fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety.


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