Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has today come forward with a very bold claim regarding the fight against coronavirus... and one of the first trial volunteers is none other than his own daughter...

Amid worldwide efforts to find a coronavirus vaccine...

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It appears Russia has won the race.

Putin is so confident in the vaccine, in fact...

...His own daughter has been the first amongst the volunteers to trial the drug.

We are living in highly precarious times.

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Since the start of the year, a devastating pandemic has gripped the globe, and it is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.

In December 2019, we first caught wind of the name COVID-19.

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The virus, which originated in China, was quick to spread across the globe, bringing most countries to a total standstill.

The speed of infection was terrifying.

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As it stands, there are over twenty million cases of the virus worldwide.

But the deaths are even more alarming.

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At the time of writing, there have been 739, 561 recorded COVID-19 deaths.

This number is truly devastating...

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And we can't even begin to imagine what the families of those lost to this horrendous virus must be currently going through.

So, of course, it is of the utmost importance that we abide by the lockdown rules in place...

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In order to avoid a second spike and, inevitably, even more deaths.

And, even more importantly...

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A vaccine needs to be found, and fast.

For the last couple of months, scientists have been working tirelessly to find a cure for the deadly virus...

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But, so far, their efforts have been to no avail.

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 100 vaccines are currently being developed...

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With at least 4 in their Phase III trials.

But, sadly, many experts believe that we may never have an official "cure" for the virus.

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Despite the high number of drugs being tested, none have yet proven to hold the capability to save lives.

However, there has been a sudden and unexpected development in the hunt for a vaccine.

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It has just emerged today that Russia may hold the answer to an official vaccine for coronavirus.

Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, confirmed the news today.

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The vaccine, which has been produced by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute after shortened trials, has been given regulatory approval by the controversial leader... Despite the fact it hasn't been fully tested.

However, Putin insists that the trials proved that it was safe and "formed long-term immunity"...

And that one of his daughters has actually taken the drug herself.

At a cabinet meeting this morning, he said:

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"One of my daughters did the inoculation herself. After the first injection, her temperature went up to thirty-eight, but by the next day it was just a little over thirty-seven," as per The Telegraph,

He described the vaccine as a "very important step for the world."

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The president continued: "I know that it works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the needed checks."

Deputy Prime Minister, Tatyana Golikova, said Russia will roll out vaccinations for medical staff this month...

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...Who will be able to volunteer, with vaccinations for the public hoped to begin early next year,  The Independent reported.

However, despite the good news...

Many are struggling to find any faith in a vaccine developed and founded so hastily, and in Russia.

There are many questions that need answering.

Why was it tested on the president's daughter? Was she vaccinated first? Or had she already been exposed to the virus?

And many are concerned the vaccine has been "rushed."

Much more research is needed, without a doubt.

This is a developing story...

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And we will be posting updates accordingly.