RUSSIA - Four COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe

Arno Froese

“Four vaccines today have proven to be safe,” according to Rospotrebnadzor [Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing] and clinical trials on two others are at their final stage. This is the Gamaleya Center and the Defense Ministry. Two [facilities] are also preparing to start trials, these are Vector and the Scientific Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums.

According to Mishustin, Russia’s healthcare system during the coronavirus pandemic proved that it was ready for challenges. “When I see how doctors and the heads of medical institutions are working, I want to say that it is ready and there is some reserve,” the prime minister said.

To date, 783,328 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 562,384 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 12,580 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.

-tass.com, 22 July 2020

Arno's commentary

While a dozen or more countries have tested various types of vaccines against COVID-19, none so far could claim indisputable success. Another article states, “Scientists in […] other countries sounded an alarm, saying that rushing to offer the vaccine before final-stage testing could backfire. What’s called a Phase 3 trial—which involves tens of thousands of people and can take months—is the only way to prove if an experimental vaccine is safe and really works.” Obviously, only time will tell the extent of success or failure of the various vaccines being developed at this very time. 

During Biblical times, it was the Psalmist who proclaimed the absolute security: “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust” (Psalm 91:2). Verse 6 reads: “Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.”

Coronavirus, at this point in time, can still be considered a pestilence that “walketh in darkness,” meaning not fully known. Subsequently, medical science has not yet developed the treatment that proves absolute success.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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