Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinTrump to attend virtual G-20 summit in the midst of coronavirus shock The new marshmallow media in the Biden era How to fight Putin’s economic aggression MORE On Saturday, the leaders of this weekend’s Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Saudi Arabia said that Russia was ready to distribute its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries.
According to Reuters, Russia is also preparing its second and third vaccines and telling the other world leaders that it was our common goal to create a vaccine portfolio.
The announcement to the G-20 ̵
Earlier this month, Russia announced that preliminary experimental data showed that Sputnik V was 92 percent effective in protecting individuals from the virus. While experts noted that this was encouraging, they also pointed out that the data was retrieved from a small number of 20 volunteers who had received COVID-19.
The trial size is significantly smaller than the 94 cases of coronavirus carried out by participants in the trials by the drug manufacturer Pfizer and the German manufacturing company BioNTech.
Some assumed that Russia was being pushed to publish a statement on the effectiveness of its vaccine when it came two days after Pfizer said its candidate was more than 90 percent effective.
Final data have since revealed that Pfizer’s vaccine has done so an efficiency rate of 95 percent “Against COVID-19 starting 28 days after the first dose.”
Pfizer and BioNTech announced Friday that they had applied for an emergency permit from the Food and Drug Administration.
In addition to the United States, companies have already begun submissions in Europe and the UK and intend to submit more “in the coming days.” The companies said they would be ready to distribute the vaccine immediately after approval.
However, experts have predicted that doses are likely to be available only to first-line staff and other higher-risk groups after federal approval before the end of the year with sufficient doses for wide distribution to the public before spring or summer. 2021
According to coronavirus data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Russia is currently ranked fifth globally in the number of total COVID-19 infections with more than 2 million registered.
The United States currently has the most recorded cases in any country around the world with 12 million infections followed by India, Brazil and France.