Lack of transparency: Spahn sees vaccine approval in Russia with skepticism

the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) sees the world's first approval of a vaccine against the novel Coronavirus in Russia is critical. He is lookin

Lack of transparency: Spahn sees vaccine approval in Russia with skepticism

the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) sees the world's first approval of a vaccine against the novel Coronavirus in Russia is critical. He is looking very skeptical Russia, said Spahn on Wednesday in Germany radio. "For all we know, this is not tested sufficiently."

It is not a matter of, somehow, to be the first, but an effective, tried and tested and therefore safe vaccine to go. For studies and Tests were also in such a pandemic is important. The Russian authorities had been very transparent, and there have been no Phase 3 study with a wide testing on humans. "This can be dangerous to start too early."

the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, the Federal Institute for vaccines and biomedicines, warns against too great haste in the vaccine approval. "From the point of view of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut is also the case in the current pandemic situation is imperative that all examinations and assessments with the same care, as with other vaccines," writes the Institute in a statement. The registration in Russia should be viewed with caution.

Putin's daughter was vaccinated

Russia has approved on Tuesday the first country in the world, a vaccine against the Coronavirus for the wide application in the population. "The Russian vaccine against the Coronavirus is effective and forms a resistant immunity," said the Russian President Vladimir Putin on state television. One of his daughters had already been vaccinated. "It feels good." The vaccine bears the name of "Sputnik-V" and to remember the first satellite in space by the Soviet Union in 1957 launched.

"The Americans were surprised to hear the Sputnik Beeping. With this vaccine it is the same. Russia is going to have him First,“ said Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian investment Fund, the American channel CNN. Be the Kremlin-based Fund financed the production and development of the vaccine that has been developed by the state Gamaleja Institute of epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 10:19

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