Head of WHO vaccinated against coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus, received a coronavirus vaccine. He announced this on Wednesday, May 12, on his Twitter.

“Today it was my turn to get vaccinated against coronavirus infection. Vaccines save lives. It is very important to get them to all districts as soon as possible,” he wrote.

At the same time, Gebreyesus did not specify which vaccine he was vaccinated with.

In addition, the head of WHO called on people who have access to vaccination in their countries to be vaccinated.

Earlier on Wednesday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres thanked Russia for developing the Sputnik V vaccine . The organization believes that “Sputnik V” is one of the key elements that will solve the problem of vaccination, the Secretary General said.

On the same day, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that Russian vaccines against coronavirus are safe and effective . According to him, the Russian Federation is currently one of the leading biotechnological powers. Mishustin also stressed that the demand for the Sputnik V vaccine is huge in the world.

Sputnik V , the first coronavirus vaccine in Russia and the world, was registered on August 11, 2020. The drug was developed by specialists from the Gamaleya Center. Sputnik V is registered in more than 60 countries with a total population of over 3 billion people.

On May 12, it became known that the use of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in San Marino showed that its effectiveness is approaching 100%, exceeding the results of published scientific studies. At the same time, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) noted that the use of Sputnik V allowed San Marino to be the first in Europe to defeat COVID-19.


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