Why so few people are vaccinated against Covid-19 in Russia? After all, the Russian Federation is one of the first countries, who invented a quality vaccine against the coronavirus pandemic.
We are currently running two processes at the same time.
- One side, The Ministry of Health is trying to guarantee the residents of the country maximum vaccination coverage and vaccinate, first of all, the most vulnerable.
- On the other hand, they try to sell this vaccine more to other countries and offer it for export.
You must understand, that having its own share of vaccine production in the world market is important for the country's prestige. But, taking into account the interests of Russians in the first place, these contracts will be implemented, including, by launching the production of the Russian vaccine in other countries.
Sputnik V is produced by commercial pharmaceutical companies.
For a long time they say, that Russia can shock, having purchased antibiotic vaccines abroad. Generally, Sputnik is produced by non-state factories, and commercial pharmaceutical companies.
But why then strive to sell abroad, if for the domestic market the approved price of two doses for today is 1942 ruble, and for the external market - 10 dollars per dose? That is, only about 1500 rubles - it turns out, that export is even less profitable, than internal procurement by public procurement.
Anyway, if the goods of Russian pharmaceutical companies are sold abroad, money flows into the economy of our country. However, there is still no reason to believe, that Sputnik's exports strongly interfere with vaccination in Russia, Nikolay Bespalov thinks. As I know, medicines are mainly supplied abroad, which the domestic vaccination system cannot currently register.
The fact, that in parallel with the production of vaccines, infrastructure is still being built - this is the process of delivering drugs to the regions, organization of vaccination points, recruitment, etc.. d
The complexity of producing a Covid-19 vaccine
Compared to mRNA vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines, then their production is technologically much easier, simpler, faster and cheaper, than adenovirus vaccines, such as Sputnik V.
Not Pfizer, neither Moderna reports the total number of doses of their vaccines released, but it is known, what 61,5 million people have already been vaccinated with these two drugs, let's say, in the USA and Israel. And the production volume of Sputnik, according to the latest official data, totaled only 8,62 million doses.
Even taking into account the launch of new batches of Russian vaccine over the past week and a half, there is a huge difference in the amount of the drug, produced by us and foreign developers of mRNA vaccines.
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