Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine is “more of a Molotov cocktail”

The world’s first coronavirus vaccine was just registered by Russia, and it will be available for public use in the next months. Vladimir Putin said the antivirus went through all necessary tests, but scientists and health experts are not convinced due to the speed of its development.

One of them is Peter Pitts, former Associate Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In an interview for Euronews, Pitts said that “it’s less of a vaccine and more of a Molotov cocktail at this point, which is exactly what we don’t need in the global battle against COVID-19”.

“There’s no data, there’s no transparency, there’s no FDA in Russia [and] they’ve got a history of approving drugs and vaccines with little or no testing,” added Pitts.

Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that one of his daughters was already inoculated with the antivirus. Russia’s leader said also that the vaccine was tested and proven efficient, offering a long immunity against the coronavirus. The Russian health minister announced that the antivirus should provide two years of COVID-19 immunity.