Mass COVID-19 vaccination in Russian Federation planned for October - Health minister

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If the vaccine proves safe and effective, Johnson & Johnson hopes to supply more than one billion doses globally throughout 2021.

At least four are in human trials, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) data.

"Unfortunately, the products that Russian Federation has developed under the name of "coronavirus vaccine" have not yet been approved by worldwide authorities", said Mohraz. Since then, the group achieved approval to test the vaccine in more volunteers, including high-risk people such as the elderly, children, and even cancer patients.

Government officials are planning separate studies of leading vaccine candidates through fall in the nation's hot spots. The vaccine's production is expected to begin in September.

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Moreover, neutralizing antibody responses correlated with protection, suggesting that this biomarker will be useful in the clinical development of COVID-19 vaccines for use in humans. The participants will be assigned to receive the vaccine candidate or a placebo during the trial.

Of these, some few have entered clinical trials.

But COVID-19 is different because it's a life-threatening pandemic, AIDS activists and scientists says, and the 1.2 million HIV-positive people in the USA and 38 million worldwide with the disease should not be have to wait to see if a vaccine works for them.

Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million, according to an AFP tally.

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At this point in the pandemic, establishing a vaccine is one of the most important steps towards controlling the outbreak.

On Friday, the leading contagious illness specialist in the United States, Dr Anthony Fauci, stated he hoped that Russian Federation - and China - were "actually testing the vaccine" prior to administering them to anybody.

"Claims of having a vaccine ready to distribute before you do testing, I think, is problematic, at best", he added. The report highlighted that the firm conducting clinical trials of potential Coronavirus vaccine in India will have to submit the safety data to the CDSCO which will be first evaluated by the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), before Phase III clinical trials are initiated. "We jumped on this because of Moderna but it's going to be the same for any manufacturer", says Hardy.

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