Mishustin named Sputnik V one of the most demanded vaccines in the world
The head of the Cabinet urged Russians to get vaccinatedPrime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin© Dmitry Astakhov / POOL / TASS
MOSCOW, May 22. / TASS /. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the domestic coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V has been registered in almost 70 countries around the world. Speaking on Saturday via video conference call at the Novoye Znanie marathon, the Prime Minister called this drug one of the most sought-after vaccines in the world.
“Today Sputnik V is registered in almost 70 countries around the world. After all, the Russian vaccine has proven its safety and effectiveness,” the head of the Cabinet of Ministers stated. In his opinion, “one can already absolutely officially say:” Sputnik V “is one of the best, demanded vaccines in the world.”
Mishustin stressed that “Russian residents can now get vaccinated completely free of charge,” and “very seriously” urged everyone to get vaccinated.
History of success
“Today I want to tell you a few real success stories of people who make great discoveries in Russia, move the country forward, make the whole world better,” the Prime Minister addressed the participants of the marathon. The first in this series, he named the developer of “Sputnik V”. “This is the merit of Denis Logunov, a Russian doctor of sciences, head of the cell microbiology laboratory at the Gamaleya National Research Center. He is a graduate of the biotechnological faculty of Kursk Medical University, ten years ago Denis defended his doctoral dissertation at the Gamaleya center,” Mishustin introduced the scientist.
The Prime Minister stressed that Logunov “together with his team developed and was not afraid to test a new vaccine on himself, openly talked about how the drug was created, what he felt.” “Thanks to this, many have changed their minds about the Russian vaccine. I personally know people who used to be rather skeptical about this development,” the head of the Cabinet of Ministers admitted.
He recalled that “at the beginning of the pandemic, no one wanted to recognize even the ability of Russian specialists to make such a scientific breakthrough.” “And here it was just important to correctly and easily explain from a scientific point of view, from the point of view of knowledge, why this vaccine will protect people from the virus. they want to change the world and offer it something new, “Mishustin is sure.
Victory of Russian specialists
“The creation of effective vaccines is our victory, which was achieved thanks to the knowledge, professionalism and perseverance of Russian scientists, doctors and other specialists. All of them in the very first days, when it became known about the spread of a new infection, immediately joined the fight and made not only vaccines but also effective systems for detecting coronavirus, “the Prime Minister said.
“A unique express test was also created by our compatriot, Anzhej Zhimbiev, who has been working in the field of innovations for more than ten years and is an expert in the field of diagnostic medical devices,” the Prime Minister said. According to him, when the spread of the coronavirus began, Zhimbiev set about creating an express test, “and not in a large scientific center – this idea was implemented in a startup.” “Now the test is used not only in Russia, but also abroad,” the head of the cabinet stated.