A few days ago, the President of Russia announced that they have approved of the world's first coronavirus vaccine.
Since the announcement, the World Health Organization has said that they are excited to review the vaccine candidate from Russia. President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, announced the vaccine's approval ahead of the vaccine moving through the final stage of testing that is said to begin this Wednesday with more than 2,000 people.
It should be noted that Russia's vaccine candidate hasn't gone through Phase 3 clinical trials. By comparison, Moderna's vaccine candidate that is currently undergoing Phase 3 clinical trials is being tested on 30,000 people. The United Nations health agency said, "WHO is in touch with Russian scientists and authorities and looks forward to reviewing details of the trials. WHO welcomes all advances in COVID-19 vaccine research and development." President Putin has also said that the vaccine has been used on his own daughter.
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