If you happened to miss the news, Russia recently announced the world's first coronavirus vaccine to go into production.
Now, Dr. Anthony Fauci the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and one of the leading voices on the US's response against the coronavirus, has spoken out about the Russian vaccine and whether or not he thinks it will be safe. According to Dr. Fauci, saying the vaccine is safe and effective at this stage is "bogus".
As reported by Newsweek, Dr. Fauci said that there's a very big difference between having a vaccine that has been proven to be effective in trials, and just announcing that you have a vaccine. Dr. Fauci's words were stern, but can be seen as just as the doctor is looking out for the safety of potentially millions of people. If you are interested in reading more about this topic, check out this article here.
Here's what Fauci said, "There's a big difference between having a vaccine and proving in trials that are really well-designed, randomized placebo-controlled trials, that when you're starting to give it widely to hundreds of millions of people, that you're giving a safe and effective vaccine. The Russians, to my knowledge and I'm pretty sure I'm correct, have not been studying this intensively in very large, randomized, placebo-controlled trials."
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