Epidemiologist names reason for criticism of Russian vaccine in the West

By | August 28, 2020
Epidemiologist names reason for criticism of Russian vaccine in the West

Nikolai Briko, the chief epidemiologist of the Russian Ministry of Health, said that criticism of the Russian coronavirus vaccine in the West is solely due to competition.
“Periodically, the new vaccine, created at the Gamalei Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Ministry of Health, is criticized, mainly initiated from abroad. Most of these conversations are made by some business associations, which attract the attention of the media. These are common manifestations of competition because we were the first to make the vaccine,” Said Brico, quoted by RIA Novosti.
He noted that the talk that the rules of vaccine registration had not been followed was groundless. Nikolai Briko said that the vaccine is developed based on technologies that have already been developed and tested.
The U.S. has previously said it does not recognize the testing of new Russian development from coronavirus.
Russia has registered the world’s first vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. It was developed at the Gamalei NICEM and will be produced in conjunction with the Russian Private Equity Fund. It was also noted that applications from more than 20 countries for the purchase of a billion doses of domestic coronavirus vaccine had already been received.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that the U.S. has expanded sanctions against Russia.