by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Russia shocked the world today (August 11, 2020) by announcing that they had approved a new COVID vaccine.

The U.S. trade publication FiercePharma reported:

As global vaccine players rush to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, Russia shocked the world Tuesday with news that it had approved a locally developed inoculation.

The reaction from the U.S. pharma-funded corporate media was quick, and critical, given the fact that the U.S. Government has already invested more than $7 BILLION on COVID vaccine development through “Operation Warp Speed,” and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has spent at least another $18 BILLION on COVID vaccine development, and apparently none of that money made its way to Russia.

Apparently recognizing the symbolism of the Star Trek theme in using “Warp Speed” to describe U.S. Government COVID vaccine development, the Russians named their new COVID vaccine “Sputnik V,” the first rocket to reach space during the Cold War era in the space program race with the U.S. back in the 1960s.

Indeed, the vaccine’s name—Sputnik V, after the Russian satellite that beat the U.S. into orbit during the space-race era—seemed designed to provoke a response from international rivals. (Source.)

The outrage from the U.S. media and the mass murderers who are squelching the natural cures that already exist for COVID so that they can capitalize on COVID vaccines they plan to inject into every single person on the planet, can be characterized as a “temper tantrum.”

For the first time since the COVID Plandemic, they were all unified in their opposition to a COVID vaccine.

Former FDA Director Scott Gottlieb, who now sits on the board of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which last month was awarded $1.95 BILLION from “Operation Warp Speed” to develop their own COVID vaccine, seems to be the point man in criticizing and attacking the new Russian COVID vaccine.

Notice the word “equivalent” that Gottlieb used to make the claim that this vaccine had only reached Phase 1 testing.

The source for this criticism appears to be a couple of links published in the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.

Both links go to the U.S. Government’s own website, clinicaltrials.gov, however, which is part of the National Institute of Health, and not a Russian medical source.

U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar was also sent to the corporate media to do damage control as Reuter’s reports:

U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar, asked about Russia’s announcement, said safety was paramount and late-stage trials were key. He said the United States was on track for an effective vaccine by the end of the year, with six candidates under development.

“The point is not to be first with a vaccine. The point is to have a vaccine that is safe and effective,” Azar said on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” programme.

And for those of you still thinking this is a partisan issue, the Right Wing Fox News Business Network also tried to do damage control, showing that pushing COVID vaccines unto the public is a non-partisan issue as Big Pharma controls all the Corporate Media and BOTH sides of the political spectrum:

“We hope it’s true, but as is so often the case with Russia: trust but verify,” White House Council of Economic Advisers Acting Chairman Tyler Goodspeed said on Fox Business Network, referencing a Russian proverb cited by former U.S. president Ronald Reagan in negotiations with the Kremlin. (Source.)

So when a U.S. COVID vaccine is ready, will they apply the same standards as they are espousing in their criticisms of the new Russian vaccine?

Remember the words of Trump’s Secretary of Health Alex Azar:

The point is to have a vaccine that is safe and effective. (Source.)

What is Russia Saying About the Vaccine?

From the Reuter’s article, here is what Russia is reportedly saying about the vaccine:

Putin and other officials have said it is completely safe. The president said one of his daughters had taken it as a volunteer and felt good afterwards.

“I know that it works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the necessary checks,” Putin told a government meeting.

The Russian business conglomerate Sistema has said it expects to put the vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, into mass production by the end of the year.

So this vaccine will not even be in production until “the end of the year.”

The U.S., on the other hand, is already producing BILLIONS of doses of COVID vaccines that have not even been approved yet.

What kind of COVID vaccine did Russia approve?

The vaccine is administered in two doses and consists of two serotypes of a human adenovirus, each carrying an S-antigen of the new coronavirus, which enter human cells and produce an immune response.

The platform used for the vaccine was developed by Russian scientists over two decades and had formed the basis for several vaccines in the past, including those against Ebola. (Source.)

So this is not the new mRNA type of vaccine that has never successfully been developed before, which is what most Western pharmaceutical companies are currently working on, and is the kind of vaccine Bill Gates and his team have been trying to develop for more than a decade for HIV.

Russia apparently used an older technology that has been used previously.

Conclusion: COVID Vaccines Centered Around Politics – Not Needed at All

It would certainly appear that Russia’s announcement today was mostly politically motivated to embarrass the U.S. Government and Western Big Pharma.

One of the published goals of this vaccine is purely economical:

Authorities hope it will allow the Russian economy, which has been battered by fallout from the virus, to return to full capacity. (Source.)

Now that we know there are proven cures for COVID symptoms, such as the already FDA-approved hydroxychloroquine which thousands of doctors are using with a 100% cure rate, there is no need for a new novel COVID vaccine, and there really is no legal basis to fast-track one either.

See Also:

Is the 100% Cure Rate of Hydroxychloroquine a Threat to Fast-Tracking the COVID Vaccines?