First COVID-19 Vaccine – level 3
Russia is the first country to officially register a COVID-19 vaccine and declare it ready for use. However, experts are deeply skeptical because of little public safety evidence and the rushed testing process.
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and it has proven efficient. Putin also confirmed that one of his daughters had already received it. Russia´s Health Ministry said that the vaccine is expected to provide immunity for up to two years.
However, scientists are concerned about rushing to use a vaccine before all trials are completed. They typically last for months and they involve thousands of people. Experts say that providing vaccines without proper testing can create a false sense of security or undermine trust in vaccines if they do not prove effective.
Difficult words: skeptical (not convinced), prove (to show the truth or existence of something), immunity (when you cannot get sick from a sickness because your body is used to the sickness), undermine (to make something less strong).
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