MOSCOW, Feb 9 – RIA Novosti. There is a queue of countries in the world that are ready to cooperate with Moscow on a vaccine against COVID-19, said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. “You see that the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine is already an accomplished fact, everyone is already talking about it. I’m not saying this just for fun, a queue lined up from countries all over the world, all continents, to us with a request for cooperation on the vaccine, ”Zakharova said on Channel One.
According to her, Western countries “cannot survive” that Russia, having developed the first vaccine against COVID-19, did not begin to talk about some of its dominant in world affairs and did not hide the vaccine, but offered broad international cooperation on this issue.
Earlier, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev said that many countries are showing interest in the production of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the list of international sites is constantly expanding.
The scientific journal Lancet previously published the results of the third phase of clinical trials “Sputnik V”, confirming its high efficiency and safety. During phase III clinical trials, Sputnik V demonstrated high rates of efficacy, immunogenicity and safety – the vaccine efficacy was 91.6%. The vaccine provides complete protection against severe cases of the new coronavirus infection.
The use of the Sputnik V vaccine has been approved in 21 countries: Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Republic of Serbian (entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Myanmar and Lebanon.