American infectious disease specialist and experts are raising alarms over the new Russia announcement that it would begin vaccinating its population against COVID-19 , using a relatively new and untested vaccine into mass production.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the government had approved a COVID-19 vaccine, the first nation to do so. But the vaccine, has not completed clinical trials.
Members of the National Institute of Health COVID-19 vaccine group have said they are worried about the precedent being set by the untested vaccine.
Paul Offit, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Philadelphia has expressed deep concern about a vaccine with a testing pool of only 38 people.