The Russian Health Ministry has authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for the public's use yesterday. And sure, could this newfound ‘discovery’ have something to do with the recent Russian hack alleged by American, British and Canadian intelligence? Maybe.
But whether it is or it’s not, the nation's top infectious disease expert doesn't believe Russia's vax is anything to take seriously. Dr. Anthony Fauci took part in a discussion with National Geographic and said it's one thing to have a vaccine, but it's another for it to be "safe and effective."
How so? Putin says the vaccine was put through clinical trials and it showed to be successful against the virus. But according to independent reporting, Phase Three of trials were skipped which casts doubt from numerous health specialists as to its efficacy.
Source: National Geographic