Russia was the first in the world to announce the creation of a vaccine against coronavirus. In the US, they doubt Russian development standards.
Assistant to the President of the United States Kellyanne Conway criticized the lack of tests conducted with the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, the creation of which was announced on Tuesday, August 11, by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On Fox News, she said the US adheres to вЂњmuch stricterвЂќ standards in vaccine development than Russia.
вЂњThese standards are set by the US Food and Drug Administration, and, as I understood from the Russian statement, this is not the case for them ... We have six potential vaccines in the third stage of development, and they, judging by not even got to it, вЂњsaid Conway.
The creation of a vaccine in the Russian Federation was also commented on by the US Minister of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.
вЂњThe goal is not to be the first to get a vaccine,вЂќ he replied to the ABC host's request for comment on the registration of the world's first vaccine in Russia.
вЂњOur goal is for the vaccine to be safe and effective for Americans and people around the world,вЂќ he added.
Note that the Russian vaccine was named вЂњSputnik VвЂќ and will go into circulation from the next year. The vaccine is expected to develop immunity for a couple of years.