Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, commented on the creation of the world's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection by Russia. According to Dmitriev, who spoke on the air of the 60 minutes program on the Russia 1 channel, brilliant Russian scientists have been working on vaccines for years, including the MERS vaccine (MERS-CoV) - from the so-called Middle East virus.
Kirill Dmitrieva noted that the vaccine against COVID-19 has not been received for several months. It is an effective development of a vaccine against the same MERS-CoV. At the same time, the created Russian vaccine against COVID-19 differs from vaccines created, for example, in Britain and the United States in that it uses the human virus, which has been well studied by scientists. In the West, however, they create a vaccine based on the monkey virus. By and large, this vaccine, even if created by the same British people by the beginning of 2021, should definitely undergo long-term confirmation of its effectiveness specifically for the human body.
Kirill Dmitriev noted that he himself had already been vaccinated with the new Russian vaccine, like his family members.
According to the general director of the RDIF, today many countries speak positively about the work of Russian scientists. A clear interest in the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, which became the first in the world, is heard from countries such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the Philippines, and a number of South American states.
It should be noted that at the same time, the so-called Western world (primarily in the person of the United States and Britain) is engaged in unfounded criticism of the Russian vaccine. According to Kirill Dmitriev, he would be very surprised if they began to praise the work of Russian scientists who created the vaccine. It's about banal competition. The West understands that Russia is ahead of them. The same Russia, which "has long been torn to pieces economically," which is a "gas station country" and which "can only create nuclear weapon”Is ahead of the leading Western research institutes in the business, the positive effect of which will spread to the whole world. Hence the attacks of the West.
Earlier, Serbian President Aleksandr Vucic announced that he himself was ready to be vaccinated with the help of the Russian vaccine, but for this he would ask Serbian specialists to confirm its effectiveness. A similar statement was made by the head of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Saudi Arabia intends to consider the possibility of vaccination with the Russian vaccine. Inquiries come from other Arab countries. It was also announced that Israeli specialists were sent to Russia to obtain confirmation of the effectiveness of the world's first vaccine against the new coronavirus.
To date, as noted, requests for the world's first vaccine against the new coronavirus, created by Russia, are about twice as large as those that can be produced (at the moment) by the domestic industry.
Experts note that the very creation of the first vaccine against COVID-19 in Russia is not only a breakthrough in world medicine, but also something that has enormous scientific and economic potential. Vaccination of the population of countries is able to protect them from new waves of infection, and, accordingly, to truly restart the economy after a pandemic.