(News 24h) – The Russian vaccine was announced as having the best effectiveness in the world, but the EU has not yet considered an official license.
French director of vaccination strategy Alain Fischer recently spoke about the lack of a clear view of Europe on the COVID-19 vaccine from Russia and China.
|The Russian Sputnik V vaccine has not yet been licensed by the EU.|
In the context of Europe having problems with late orders from US-German pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Anglo-Swedish AstraZeneca, the French expert has questioned that, should consider using Russian vaccines. and China if their safety and effectiveness are proven.
Fischer told French television channel BFM on Jan. 29 that the EU should consider all COVID-19 vaccines available, adding that “there should be no prejudice on the origin of the vaccine”.
The only criteria one should use to judge an injection are its effectiveness and safety, as well as how easy it is, says this professor of immunology and pediatrician. Can be shipped to European countries.
“If they show that they are effective and safe, that vaccines are reliable products with good quality, why not? It is just a matter of meeting some basic conditions, ”said Mr. Fischer.
Before that, the first country in the EU, Hungary, licensed the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V and China’s Sinopharm.
The Hungarian government’s notice comes a day after it enacted a resolution calling for a green light on any vaccine that has been administered to at least 1 million people in at least 3 countries.
Meanwhile, EU countries are now almost entirely dependent on vaccines developed by the US company Pfizer, much slower than the UK, the US and many developing countries that have deployed universal vaccinations.
The Russian Sputnik V vaccine, declared by President Vladimir Putin, is the best vaccine in the world with up to 95% effectiveness, also the first COVID-19 vaccine announced. Meanwhile, the country’s second vaccine, EpiVacCorona, developed by the State Center for Virus and Biotechnology (Vector) is 100% effective.
On January 20, the Russian Ministry of Health received a registration dossier for the third vaccine against COVID-19. After approval, the vaccine is expected to be vaccinated in April. The vaccine studied by the Chumakov Center “KoviVac” will be completed in mid-February. To make the vaccine, Russian scientists used the entire virus, not just one segment of the genome, thus ensuring the vaccination’s effectiveness against any mutation of the SARS-CoV virus. -2.
Russia is also one of the first countries in the world to announce the anti-COVID-19 drug. Avifavir, the world’s first favipiravir-based antiviral drug approved to treat COVID-19, will be shipped to Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Columbia, Serbia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, South Africa …
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which sponsors the development of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, and Moscow-based ChemRar Group have agreed to supply the drug Avifavir against COVID- 19 for 17 countries.
The Russian Federal Biological and Medical Agency (FMBA) announced in late December 2020 that it had developed a cure for COVID-19. If clinical trials are successful, this will be the world’s first direct antiviral SARS-CoV-2.
Veronika Skvortsova – Director of FMBA said that the results of preclinical studies so far show that this drug is more than 99% effective.
“This is the first etiotropic drug that directly affects viruses. This is a cure for COVID-19 ”- Ms. Veronika reported to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on December 30, 2020, emphasizing that the preclinical studies have been completed and that the treatment method is complete. safe and high efficiency.
The etiotropic method is the direct method of killing the cause of the disease, and in this case, the destruction of the virus.
FMBA is also working on a separate drug to treat complicated cases of COVID-19. This drug helps stop a physiological response in the human body called a “cytokine storm”. This is an immune response that leads to tissue damage and is believed by some to be the cause of death in people with COVID-19.