"Russia will have got there first", it quoted Dmitriev as saying. "We look forward to continue this involvement and supporting these vaccines R&D efforts", Fauci said. The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 which held its meeting on Tuesday deliberated on the application by SII and asked the Pune-based firm to revise its protocol for the phase 2 and 3 clinical trials, besides seeking some additional information.
Ms Golikova's remarks follow a CNN interview with the head of Russia's sovereign welfare fund that bankrolls research and development for the coronavirus vaccine at the Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.
"This important preclinical study shows that mRNA-1273 protected against a high dose SARS-CoV-2 infection in non-human primates and prevented pulmonary disease in all animals, further supporting the clinical advancement of mRNA-1273", said Stephen Hoge, MD, President at Moderna, in a statement.
Britain's National Cyber Security Centre said this month that hackers backed by the Russian state were trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world.
Large-scale vaccine trials in the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere are proceeding rapidly but have not committed to deadlines by which their products will be approved.
At the same time, however, Russian Federation plans to get the vaccine approved for public use and inject it into frontline healthcare workers before August 15, a development source close to the matter told Reuters.
Two doses of a USA experimental COVID-19 vaccine induced robust immune responses and controlled SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the upper and lower airways of rhesus macaques exposed to the virus, study results published Tuesday showed.
These three coronavirus vaccine candidates are from the USA, UK (University of Oxford's vaccine) and China, informed the official from the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. Half the participants will receive 2 shots of their vaccine 28 days apart, while the other half will receive 2 shots of the saltwater placebo.
Only the people handling the study will keep a record of who received which injections to later determine its effect on humans.
CNN in their report stated that, Russian Federation is aiming to approve the vaccine by 10th August. The allegations have been denied by Moscow.