A police officer patrols a deserted Red Square during the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Russia has rejected international criticism and skepticism toward its coronavirus vaccine, saying that it’s safe and that it works.
Russia announced Tuesday that its vaccine had been approved by its health regulators, making it the first coronavirus vaccine in the world to be registered. Full-scale production is due to start next month. Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted it was safe and effective and that one of his daughters had already received the vaccine.
The news attracted widespread criticism and concern as to its safety and efficacy. It has only undergone…