The Head Of The German Ministry Of Health Questioned The Effectiveness Of The Russian Vaccine Sputnik V
The Russian vaccine against the coronavirus COVID-19 (Sputnik V) has not passed enough clinical trials and may not justify itself, according to German Health Minister Jens Spahn.
"It can be dangerous to start vaccinating millions, if not billions of people so early, because if something goes wrong, then vaccination will not pay off. Therefore, I am very skeptical about what is happening in Russia," Spahn said on Wednesday on the Deutschlandfunk radio station.
According to the Minister, he would be happy if the world's first registered vaccine proved effective. However, in his opinion, this should be based on what is known about it.
"The main problem is that the Russians don't tell us much. It (the if vaccine) was not sufficiently tested," the head of the Ministry of Health explained.
Spahn stressed that it is necessary to conduct proper research and testing and publish the results even during a pandemic so that people are confident in the vaccine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced yesterday that Russia registered the world's first coronavirus vaccine; it was named Sputnik V.
The Russian media remind that this decision was made after less than two months of clinical trials of the vaccine on humans.