Fact Check: Why the Russian COVID-19 vaccine is still far fr
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Claim: A Russian medical university has completed clinical trials of the world's first Covid-19 vaccine.

Numerous reports on 12 July had claimed that clinical trials for a Russian vaccine had been “successfully” completed.

All reports regarding the Russian vaccine claim that the trials have been completed by Sechenov University in Moscow.

However, its website, it clearly said in a news report dated July 10 that "after the first phase of testing, the vaccine developer will prepare a report. In the next stages of the study, more volunteers will be conducted".

The United States National Library of Medicine has details about each vaccine under trial on its website. This vaccine candidate is listed as "Gam-COVID-Vac Lyo" as it is being developed by Gamalei institute. The website clearly says that at present, it is under Phase-I trial.

The World Health Organization document on Covid-19 vaccine candidates also lists the vaccine being developed by Gamalei institute in Phase-I which is being done in two stages.

Conclusion: They have just completed the first stage of the first phase of the trial on just 18 volunteers. This vaccine has a long way to go.

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Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/story/do-not-pin-your-hopes-on-that-successful-russian-vaccine-1700228-2020-07-13
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