As the world struggle towards developing a potent vaccine in arresting the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Russia has declared that it will approve a COVID-19 vaccine by the middle of next month, August, despite the fact that the vaccine is yet to be ascertained by the World Health Organization (WHO). The seemingly spontaneous action of Russia has thrown many people in a state of shock. There is a need for Moscow to thread with utmost caution in order to forestall the occurrence of another avoidable catastrophe.
Following the recent development, there is no mincing word that Russia will be the first country across the world to approve and acknowledge a particular vaccine as a cure to the dreadful coronavirus. The official notice shows that this will be put into execution in less than two weeks. Again, there is an urgent need for Moscow to thread with a great deal of caution. It should be noted that the potency, effectiveness, and scientific validity of this drug has not been established or proved. While every country is working towards finding a lasting solution to the coronavirus menace, it is particularly instructive to say that there is no need for competition or struggle towards outliving one another. The International community needs to be more united than ever before in a bid to put an end to this menace.