Russia has, according to president Vladimir Putin approved the first coronavaccine in the world.
It is positive if the vaccine works, but it is hardly to be used in Denmark.
Such is the assessment from Nils Strandberg Pedersen, who up to 2016 was the director of Statens Serum Institut.
It amazes me that Russia already now can be ready with a vaccine, and it is of course very gratifying.
- It does not mean that the vaccine would be approved in the EU. This is because there are very stringent requirements for the approval of vaccines in which the Russian, in all probability, cannot live up to.
- This applies, among other things, documentation of the vaccine, the production, the efficacy and side effects, and whether the subjects participated voluntarily, says Nils Strandberg Pedersen.
He also mentions that the vaccines developed in Russia has not historically played a significant role in Europe.
- Russian vaccines are to my knowledge not something that is used in the EU, says Nils Strandberg Pedersen.
- But should Russia have developed a vaccine, so it is positive on the way - then had the task to develop the one be to solve - also for manufacturers in the UNITED states and Europe, he says.
instead it will, according to his assessment, it may be manufacturers in the UNITED states, Canada or Europe, who comes to developing vaccines, which can be used in Denmark.
He adds that is already running the phase 3 trials - the last stage in the development of a drug - in several places. This applies, among other things, the u.s. company Moderna.
He would describe it as likely, if the end of the year can get regulatory approvals of a vaccine in the UNITED states.
Vladimir Putin informs, according to the news agency Reuters, that Russia will soon expect to be able to begin to mass produce the vaccine.
the Vaccine is according to the president developed at the Gamaleya institute in Moscow. Prior is gone less than two months, with trials in humans.