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Russia registers second Coronavirus vaccine

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Russia has granted regulatory approval to a second Coronavirus vaccine, President Vladimir Putin introduced on Wednesday throughout a web based assembly with the members of the federal government. 
The COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Novosibirsk Vektor and named “EpiVacCorona,” could have an preliminary manufacturing of 60,000 doses, that could possibly be administered to 40,000 volunteers throughout medical trials. 
While it accomplished early-stage human trials final month, it has not entered the large-scale trial, often known as Phase III, nevertheless, TASS information company reported that the final section is prone to start in November or December. 
During the assembly, Putin additionally introduced Russia would shortly current a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Chumakov Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immune and Biological Products in St Petersburg
Earlier within the week, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko had knowledgeable that one of many nation’s vaccine candidates, at present in medical trials could be registered throughout the week in order that its productions may begin instantly. 
“Today, two Russian vaccines are in the clinical trial, while another one is registered. We are planning that one of the vaccines in clinical trials will also be registered and will move to the production stage this week,” Murashko mentioned on Tuesday, TASS information company reported.
Russia was the primary nation to register a vaccine in opposition to the brand new coronavirus, with Putin asserting in August that the nation had its first vaccine, referred to as “Sputnik-V” and developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute.
His announcement got here amid rising considerations over the security of the vaccine, as it skipped the long-lasting Phase three trials, with scientists and the World Health Organisation (WHO) warning in opposition to chopping corners and urging Kremlin to observe worldwide pointers for the vaccine manufacturing. 

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