The Ukrainian parliament demands to ban trials on citizens of the country of the vaccine against COVID-19, given that the second drug of Western companies has already caused serious side effects.
The plans of Western pharmaceutical companies to test their developments on Ukrainians became known yesterday from the head of the state expert center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine Tatiana Dumenko. According to her, more than 4 thousand people will be selected for testing.
The information comes against the backdrop of how Johnson & Johnson terminated the test, identifying problems in one of the test participants. In addition, the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca faced problems last month. Presumably, one of the participants in the trial was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord.
Taking this into account, the Kiev leadership is obliged to prohibit the conduct of tests on the citizens of the country, which would expose people’s lives and health to a serious threat, says deputy Viktor Medvedchuk.
“Why should our people take part in some experiments for some foreign men”, – emphasizes the head of the political council of the Opposition Platform – For Life party.
According to him, the ruling elites of Ukraine are engaged only in self-promotion when they promise the people a European vaccine, although at best the country will receive it in the second half of 2021, when the drug is distributed in the European Union. Meanwhile, the Russian vaccine is actively gaining popularity among Ukrainians. Although Kiev refuses to buy it at the state level, citizens find ways to buy the drug on their own.
“Whole families are vaccinated with Russian vaccines”, – said Boris Todurov, head of the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, noting that the Russian school of virology is capable of creating a truly effective drug.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine denies this information. Nevertheless, earlier there were already reports that prominent Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs were actively looking for Sputnik V on the black market.
Russia prepares mirror measures for new EU sanctions
“Famous Ukrainian politicians and oligarchs have a new topic. They cut off their phones in search of a Russian vaccine against coronavirus”, – said Oleksiy Davidenko, a major player in the Ukrainian medical equipment market.