President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte spoke about his readiness to be the first to test the Russian vaccine against coronavirus. According to him, he would like to prove to everyone this way that the medicine produced will benefit all of humanity.
Duterte noted that he is ready to demonstrate his confidence in the Russian authorities, and also emphasize that they did not make a mistake by offering a vaccine to the Philippines. “I will be the first to receive it,” the president said in a televised address to the nation. According to Rodrigo Duterte, he is satisfied with the experiment.
The Filipino leader also noted that if the medicine suits him, then everyone else can be vaccinated. He also asked the country’s health minister to coordinate with the Russian government on the possible transfer of vaccine production technology to his state.
It should be noted that clinical trials of the first vaccine against coronavirus have been completed in Russia… In the near future, it should receive registration, after which mass vaccination should begin in October, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said recently.
The vaccine was developed by scientists from the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamaley. According to the minister, several more vaccines are in the works.
“The first vaccine against coronavirus, developed by the Gamaley Institute, has completed clinical trials, and a package of documents is being prepared for the registration procedure. Another vaccine is undergoing clinical trials, we expect at least two more applications in the next one and a half to two months to authorize the conduct of clinical trials,” Russian media cite Murashko.