MOSCOW, 4 Mar – RIA Novosti. Foreign critics of Russian vaccines against coronavirus themselves are trying to “quietly” get to them for themselves, for their families, said Konstantin Dolgov, deputy head of the Economic Committee of the Federation Council.
During a roundtable discussion on the development of the national pharmaceutical industry, some experts announced attempts to discredit Russian drugs abroad. Opponents of Russian developments claim that coronavirus vaccines allegedly do not meet generally accepted standards.
“You and I understand that the campaign to discredit the Russian vaccine that is going on is 95% politics, and only 5% is a matter of compliance with standards,” Dolgov said.
He also stressed that those who criticize our vaccine “are secretly trying to get to it for themselves, for their families.”
According to Dolgov, this is a political campaign, and Russia is absolutely ready for this.
In August, the Russian Ministry of Health registered the world's first vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, developed by the Gamaleya Research Center for Electrochemistry. It was named “Sputnik V”. The vaccine is based on a well-studied and validated human adenoviral vector platform, the important benefits of which are safety, efficacy, and no long-term adverse effects. Also in Russia, two more vaccines against COVID-19 have been created – this is a vaccine from the Vector Center of the Rospotrebnadzor EpiVacCorona and the KoviVak vaccine developed by the Chumakov Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.