A COVID-19 vaccine developed and tested in Russia successfully generated an antibody response and showed no serious adverse effects, according to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet on Friday.
The peer-reviewed data could put Russia at the top of its race with the U.S., Europe, and China for developing a successful vaccine against the virus. Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive officer of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, told Bloomberg on Friday that the country believes that their development is the “best in the world.”
“Russia has answered the questions that have been asked about it,” he said. “And we are convinced that we have the best vaccine in the world.” (Read more from “Russia Convinced It Has ‘Best Vaccine in the World’ After New Study Results” HERE)