COVID-19 Vaccine Released To Public In Russia
The Russian Health Ministry is authorizing a COVID-19 vaccine for the public's use. Russian news agencies report that President Vladimir Putin made the announcement this Tuesday during a meeting with government officials. The vaccine was developed by a scientific research institute of epidemiology and microbiology in Moscow in conjunction with the Ministry of Defense. In his announcement, Putin said as far as he is aware, it is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be registered for public use anywhere in the world. He said one of his two daughters has had two injections of the vaccine and is doing well. He did not mention whether it is Maria or Katerina.