Vasily Vlassov, Olga Rebrova, Valerii Aksenov

Russian Society for Evidence-Based Medicine

February 05, 2021

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest regarding any COVID-19 vaccines.

Despite the announcement of the preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the first Russian vaccine in November 2020 and the promise of a future full publication in an international journal to take place in November, the publication took place only on February 2, 2021 (1). Given the tremendous social significance of this development and decisions regarding citizens of this country, we considered it necessary to publish the following commentary on this article.