Beijing: With Britain becoming the first Western country to approve the covid-19 vaccine for generic use, there were so many non-western nations who reacted to this news and are alternating to their methods in the race of getting their vaccines approved.
China currently has 4 corona virus vaccines in the phase 3 trials that is the last step before the administrative approval, but has not published much of their data with regards to this. Although China’s vaccines are yet to be approved by the administrators for mass distribution, there was an approval of some advanced candidates for emergency use, where the people from state employees to international students were getting digs
. Already, a million people have undergone an experimental vaccine by Sinopharm as mentioned by the company in November. Sinovac Biotech, another company said earlier that almost all the employees and their families had willingly taken its vaccine.
China has also been boosting its vaccine production capacity, with the health officials forecasting that the country would be able to produce 610 million doses yearly towards the end of the year and the capacity is most likely to be raised of a capacity to an estimate of 1 Billion doses next year. The State-Run Global times on November reported that the Coronavirus vaccine of China manufacturers had been implementing the plans for International Transportation.
President XI Jinping had plighted to make any efficient vaccine developed by China to be available for the welfare of the Global Public. The Sputnik V Coronavirus vaccine produced by Russia was certified in August and is presently completing the third and the final phase of the clinical trials where volunteers estimating to at least 40000 are taking part.
This Russian Vaccine uses two varied human adenovirus vectors and is carried out in two doses with a gap of 21 days between them. As mentioned by developers, the interim test results displayed the vaccine to be effective by 95%. The timeline with regards to the vaccination process is not completely clarified, but the authorities are expecting a mass vaccination production by the beginning of 2021. Developers on the other hand are likely to produce two million doses of the vaccine by the close of the year 2020.
Moscow could be the first city to turn in vaccinations and as mentioned by the mayor, there were already 300 vaccination points on standby waiting for the shots to come in. The Vaccine will first be made to avail off to the people falling under the category of High-risk group that includes doctors, nurses, teachers, journalists, factory workers, army personnel and many more, who contribute massively to the economy of the country.
All the vaccinations will be voluntarily implemented and will be considered free of charge for Russian Citizens. Russia who had commenced the mass vaccination campaign for the army workers are forecasting to vaccinate 80000 soldiers by the end of this year and more than 400000 soon. Tatyana Golikova said on a positive note to agree upon this and not report in the following week, but commence with the mass vaccination before its too late.
There were assurances given by Kremlin, that Russians were first to stand in line and get vaccinated and Moscow was also discussing with other countries concerning the supply deals. According to the Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, Russians were to be given full priority. About 100,000 people have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as mentioned by Mikhail Murashko, the Russian Health Minister, who also presented the Sputnik V vaccine to the United Nations over the link of the video on Wednesday. With 2347401 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, Russia is 4th of the total number of cases after the United States, India, and Brazil and has recorded 41053 deaths due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.