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Russia to Start the Production of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in Cuba

teleSUR | August 11, 2020

Russia’s Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Chief Executive Officer Kiril Dmitriev announced that Cuba could begin producing the COVID-19 vaccine, the Sputnik V, in November.

“Cuba has a large capacity to produce medicines and vaccines with highly qualified staff. We could coordinate with its government to start the vaccine production in November,” Dmitriev stated.

He also pointed out that the third stage of vaccine trials will begin in Russia on Wednesday. Later the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines will continue testing it.

On Tuesday, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko announced the registration of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, the Sputnik V, which is named after the first artificial satellite launched into orbit by the USSR in 1957.

Before being tested in 76 volunteers, the Russian COVID-19 vaccine passed all the necessary safety and efficacy tests in several animal species.

On Tuesday morning, outlet Sputnik reported that that the Russian vaccine, which was developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute, can protect a person from the coronavirus for up to two years after injection.

“Such a prolonged period of protection is possible due to the vaccine being based on viral vectors – a harmless human adenovirus delivers a portion of the COVID-19 virus to a human body forcing it to form an immune response to it,” the Russian outlet explained.

August 12, 2020 - Posted by | Aletho News | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Noted. Hopeful. Go Cuba!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by roberthstiver | August 12, 2020 | Reply

    • Great news from Russia and great news for Cuba(More jobs)….But, bad news for America’s rapacious medical industry…..I wonder what sanctions will have to be dreamt up by the American Corporations to punish Russia and of course tiny little Cuba

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 12, 2020 | Reply

  2. Hoping that the vaccine will have a good result so no more fatalities or at least lessen the number of fatalities.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by HealthTimes | August 12, 2020 | Reply


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