It is noted that the “favorites” included, for example, the top managers of the aluminum giant “Rusal” of the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and the chemical holding “Phosagro”, as well as other billionaires and government officials. In total – several hundred Russian politicians and businessmen.
Bloomberg claims that they managed to get confirmation from “dozens of participants” in the vaccination, but none of them agreed to disclose the name.
According to the agency, the program for the use of the experimental vaccine from COVID-19 is legal, but is kept secret.
Some of the leaders of large companies declined the offer, as the vaccine had only recently completed the first phase of trials involving Russian soldiers. So it is impossible to say for sure about its safety.
One of the top managers said that after the vaccination he had no side effects. Other participants complained of fever and muscle aches after administration of the drug.
Alexander Ginzburg, director of the Gamaliah Center, said he “knew nothing” about Russian politicians and businessmen accessing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Bloomberg reports that the drug is based on human adenovirus, a common cold that has been vaccinated with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus proteins to stimulate the body’s immune response. The Russian vaccine is similar to the development of the Chinese company CanSino Biologics, which is already in the second stage of testing.
It will be recalled that Russian hackers were recently accused in Britain of trying to steal the COVID-19 vaccine.