Russian vaccine should not proceed before more trials - WHO

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11 August 2020

We've been reporting today that Russia says it has developed a coronavirus vaccine and it has been approved for use after less than two months of testing on humans, APA reports citing BBC.

In the past couple of hours, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said it has not received enough information about the vaccine to evaluate it.

It had been suggested that Brazil would begin producing the vaccine, but that should not be done until more trials are completed, said Jarbas Barbosa, assistant director of the Pan American Health Organization, which is part of WHO.

"Any vaccine producer has to follow this procedure that guarantees it is safe and has the WHO's recommendation," he said in a briefing.

Last week the WHO urged Russia to follow international guidelines for producing a vaccine against Covid-19.