In a report published for the first time since Russia’s coronavirus vaccine test began, scientists say the vaccine is initially showing signs of building resistance to the virus.
The report, published in the medical journal The Lancet, said that all those who took the test had antibodies to fight coronavirus in their bodies and no major side effects had been reported.
Russia is the first country in the world to issue a Vaccine license for local use in August without disclosing any information.
However, experts say the test is too small to prove its capability and safety. Western experts have expressed concern about the nature of Russia’s work, saying they may be avoiding important issues.
However, Moscow welcomed the test results against the criticism.
Last month, President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine had passed all the necessary tests. One of his daughters has also been vaccinated.