RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly  |  August 14, 2020

Russia has become the first country in the world to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use.

The vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute has been granted regulatory approval after less than two months of human testing.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the vaccine is safe and one of his daughters has already been inoculated.

But there are international concerns that Moscow has rushed approval for political purposes, while cutting corners on safety.


Lawrence Gostin, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on National Global Health Law and Professor of global health law at Georgetown University in Washington D

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