Russia, Iran and China are allegedly trying to prevent the United States from creating its own vaccine for coronavirus. At the same time, Russia will not be able to bring its vaccine to the international market..
This statement was made by the head of the US National Center for Counterintelligence and Security. (FDA) William Evanina in an interview with the American television channel Hearst.
The director of the center also added, that the Russian Federation, China and Iran are trying to steal any of the vaccines, which are currently being worked on in the USA. However, he has not explained, what are his statements based on.
Clinical trials of several vaccines are currently underway in the United States., which were developed by the American pharmaceutical companies Moderna, Pfizer и AstraZeneca.
Donald Trump announced the appearance on the market of a domestic vaccine before the start of the presidential election, to be held in the USA 3 November. But the day before yesterday he refuted his words, noting, that the drug, due to political reasons, will be ready only after the elections. Stephen Hahn, Head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said in an interview with the Financial Times, what can approve the vaccine before the start of the third phase of clinical trials. This will happen if, if the benefit from its use is higher, than the likely risks.