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The world health organization (who) has been working with 15 developers of vaccines against COVID-19 from around the world, including from Russia, said the head of the Department of immunization, the who, Kate O’brien.
“We are working with the Russian drug, we are working with the drug Moderna. We work with manufacturers who have vaccine undergoing testing… So there are 15 producers who have contacted us, believing that they have the data needed to meet the highest standards and we are currently discussing with all these producers,” – reports the words of O’brien RIA Novosti.
The expert said that currently the organization conducts an assessment of vaccines from AstraZeneca and Chinese companies. O’brien noted that the list of vaccines recommended for emergency use, will expand in the coming weeks.
Who previously expressed interest in the Russian vaccine against coronavirus “Satellite V”. This was reported by the assistant Director General of the organization of Mariangela Simao.
The world’s first vaccine against COVID-19 “Satellite V” was established on the basis of the Russian Center of Gamaliel in August. Is currently undergoing the third stage of clinical trials of the drug with the participation of 40 thousand volunteers.
In addition, the developers of vaccines “Satellite V” suggested to combine it with the vaccine of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Employees of the company said that the drug, AstraZeneca showed 62 percent effective. According to them, the connection of vaccines may be an important step in the revaccination.