Russia's Gamaleya National Research Centre in partnership with the Russian Defence Ministry has registered the first COVID vaccine in the world.
While making the announcement today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, "This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered." He has assured of the efficacy of the vaccine by stating that one of his two daughters has received a shot of the vaccine and is stable.
Soon after, a video started doing the rounds on social media with the claim that it shows Putin's daughter getting vaccinated.
"Russia has developed the first coronavirus vaccine. Watch Putin's daughter gets first COVID-19 vaccine," reads the caption of one such post. At the time of writing the report, the video had garnered over 5,000 views.
T159— Deepak Shelke (@DeepakShelke16) August 11, 2020
World's First Vaccine Against Chinese COVID'19 got registered today in Russia.
The first person to be given the vaccine was Putin's daughter.#CoronaVaccine#RussianVaccine pic.twitter.com/em060wEmfh#RussianVaccine
Putin announces world's 1st COVID-19 vaccine.— Tushar (@tverma332) August 11, 2020
World's first #Corona vaccine in russia given to Putin's daughter.
Finally something good happened in 2020🌤
Gam-Covid-Vac Lyo!#Putin #RussianVaccine #COVID
Video shows Vladimir Putin's daughter getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
The claim is false. The video does not show Putin's daughter.
A Reverse Image search was done by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid.
This led to a Youtube video dated June 26, 2020. Therefore, the video definitely doesn't show Putin's daughter getting vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine was registered on July 11.
According to the caption, the video shows volunteer Natalia. A keyword search led to news reports which too showed Natalia.
According to the report published on July 14, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Gamaleya Institute was also being tested at Burdenko Military Hospital in Moscow, where the volunteers were injected with the second component of the drug.
"Last time also, we were not afraid. We are even more confident that everything will be fine and are waiting for us to go to study further," Natalia was quoted as saying (Translated from Russian news website).
One of Putin's daughter did get vaccinated as per reports, however, the video that is being circulated does not show her. It shows a volunteer for the human trial of the vaccine, Natalia.
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