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Report say’s Russia first batch of covid vaccine in 2 week,mass production starts.

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  • Russia has said it already received requests for 100 crore doses from other countries
  • Russia’s decision to grant approval to the covid vaccine even before final trial has raised concerns among some experts.

The first batch of Russia’s corona virus vaccine will be released in two weeks, Sputnik News reported, citing Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko. The Russian minister said that vaccination against corona virus will be voluntary for everybody, including healthcare workers. Russia is developing a special tracing app that will allow Russian citizens to confirm the state of their health. The app will also monitor possible adverse effects of the drug for those who took the vaccine.

Russia on Tuesday became become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a corona virus vaccine. The vaccine has been named “Sputnik V” in homage to the world’s first satellite launched by the Soviet Union. But Russia’s decision to grant approval to the covid vaccine even before final trial has raised concerns among some experts.

President Vladimir Putin and other officials have said it is completely safe. The president said one of his daughters had taken it as a volunteer and felt good afterwards. “I know that it works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the necessary checks,” Putin told a government meeting.

Here are 10 updates on Russia’s covid vaccine:

Russian business conglomerate Sistema has already started mass production of the vaccine at AFK Sistema’s Binnopharm pharmaceutical factory, Sputnik News reported, citing Russian authorities.

Russian official say that the covid vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, will be administered t on a voluntary basis at the end of this month or in early September.

Mass roll-out in Russia is expected to start in October.

The vaccine is administered in two doses and consists of two serotypes of a human adenovirus, each carrying an S-antigen of the new corona virus, which enter human cells and produce an immune response.

Russia has said it already received foreign requests for 1 billion doses.

Clinical trials of the Russian vaccine is expected to start soon in the UAE and the Philippines.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he is willing to participate personally in the trial.

Some international experts have also questioned the speed at which Russia approved its vaccine.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn today said Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine had not been sufficiently tested, adding the aim was to have a safe product rather than just being first to start vaccinating people.

More than 100 possible COVID-19 vaccines are being developed around the world. At least four are in final Phase III human trials, according to WHO data.

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Covid-19: Corona Virus recovery rate cross 81% in India.

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With its focused strategies and effective, coordinated and proactive measures, India is reporting steep increase in recoveries.

“89,746 recoveries registered in last 24 hours, whereas new confirmed cases stand at 83,347. Total recoveries are 45,87,613. Recovery rate is 81.25%. India has world’s highest recovered cases, contributing 19.5% to global recoveriesHealth Ministry.

Corona virus India News Live Updates with India recording 83,347 cases of the novel corona virus in the 24 hours ending 9 am Wednesday, the total number of cases in the country crossed the 56 lakh mark to reach 5,646,011. Also, as many as 1,085 deaths during the same period took the toll to 90,020. The fatality rate is 1.60 per cent. At present, the country has 9,68,377 active cases and as many as 45,87,614 people have been treated and discharged.

The number of people who recovered from Covid-19 stood at over 1.01 lakh on Monday, the highest single- day rise so far. The recovery rate stands at 80.86 per cent. With India recording the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in the world, the government on Tuesday said that for the past four consecutive days the number of daily recovered cases surpassed the new infections reported per day.

Also, September has been particularly harsh for Maharashtra, which has consistently had the highest number of corona virus cases in the country. As corona virus spreads to rural areas, hospitals like Karad’s in Maharashtra are struggling. Again declared Covid-only this month, the Sub-District Hospital has 45 beds and none in ICU due to the lack of an intensive and oxygen tank.

Meanwhile, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), India’s top drug regulator, will only approve Covid-19 vaccines that meet parameters, such as their ability to show they can improve clinical outcomes by at least 50 per cent during human testing.

Globally, as many as 31,480,193 people have been infected while 968,726 have succumbed to the virus. Also, 21,624,431 people have recovered so far.

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