Russia announced first ever successful vaccine for COVID19
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin has announced that the first ever successful vaccine against the COVID19 has been developed. The president stated that his daughter has been given the vaccine and she afterwards had a mild fever of 38 degrees which was completely gone the next day. He also stated that the vaccine will be given to only those who are voluntary and no one will be forced to be vaccinated. Russia is fourth country in the world with the number of infections following USA, Brazil and India with 179,000 confirmed cases. The Philippine president has shown support for the vaccine stating that he has faith in Russia and he will volunteer to try out the vaccine. Russia is only waiting for the affirmation of the WHO.
Ever since the pandemic started, countries and companies have been on a race to be the first to discover the vaccine for the Coronavirus. For instance, the MRNA project in china had been expected to develop a vaccine that takes 40 days to be produced, in comparison with the 5-6 months it normally takes to produce a vaccine. Another example is Oxford University which conducted 1,000 trials. The WHO has announced that health professionals will be the first to take the vaccines once they start being mass produced.