Head Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Alexander Gintsburg, who developed the vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V, stated that Russia might provide the whole world with this drug as Strana reported.
According to him, it became possible thanks to unprecedented for the world system of collecting data on the clinical use of the vaccines that was created thanks to the Health Ministry of Russia under the personal control of Minister Mikhail Murashko.
“Firstly, when we created our drug, it was clear for me that despite the amount of money provided by the state, I was not able to create the products that might provide the whole country. Currently, the plans are wider now. We are asked, can you provide the whole world? We answer: we can. Today, we want to supply Sputnik to another 50 countries,” Gintsburg said.
The scientist added that if all ‘global pharmacy services’ are forced to issue only the vaccine against coronavirus, it is possible to issue maximally 15% of the drug during a year and it will be possible to vaccinate 7.5 billion people. He added that it was clear that all capacities of the countries had to be loaded. “We immediately united and started to work together,” he concluded.
As we reported, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) signed the agreement with Swiss Biopharmaceutical Adienne Company on the production of Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 in Italy.
Currently, Sputnik V vaccine is registered in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the UAE, Iran, Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Gabon and San Marino.