Russia offered to help the US with the coronavirus vaccine but the US declined, Russian officials said told CNN Thursday.
Russian officials told the network they proposed “unprecedented cooperation” with the US Warp Speed Campaign, the COVID-19 vaccine development initiative. But Russian officials said “the US is not currently open” to their support.
A senior Russian official told CNN: “There is a general feeling of distrust of Russia from the US side and we believe that technologies ̵1; including vaccines, testing and treatments – are not. apply in America because of that suspicion. “
US officials told CNN that the Russian vaccine is not considered to be well developed, with an American public health official saying, “There’s no way the US would try this vaccine (the vaccine). in Russia) on monkeys, let alone people. “
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Russian officials told CNN that the country is still ready to provide information about the vaccine and allow US pharmaceutical companies to develop it. Some US companies are interested in this vaccine, but their names have yet to be announced, according to the source.
Russian officials said the US should “seriously consider adopting” a vaccine called Sputnik V.
“If our vaccine is proven to be one of the most effective, questions will be raised why the US does not dig deeper into this option, why does politics get in the way. vaccine access, “a senior Russian official told the network.
Experts have expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine as the country has not released test data and provided the vaccine before completing the third phase of testing, which is expected to catch Wednesday input.
However, according to the Russian report, at least 20 countries in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia said they were interested in the vaccine.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday the president had been briefed about the vaccine but said the US vaccine went through a “rigorous” screening process.
A senior US official and government adviser told CNN that the US did not have any samples of the vaccine purchased from Russia.
“They have enough diseases in Russia now that they can do clinical trials, but they don’t seem to be able to do it on a large enough scale,” the consultant said. “There haven’t been any trials of this vaccine yet. They’ve done too little work in humans to decide if it will work on a larger scale. We’re talking about complete safety data.” not enough.”