One of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin's, daughters, are vaccinated against corona. Tuesday announced Putin even the news that Russian scientists have prepared a vaccine that will masseproduseres, so that massevaksinering can start from the new year. If the vaccine keeps what it promises, that it only gives a slight fever of reaction, and that it provides plenty of antibodies against the virus, so this is not just a Russian research triumph. It is a political triumph that hardly can be measured in either money or more or less successful wars.Putin says his daughter is corona-vaccinated
the race about the vaccine puts all of the other races in the shade. The race is about no less than when the world again becomes recognizable, when we can once again begin to live normal lives. For the realization begins to penetrate into all of us as smittetallene all over the world only increases, and after that they are also rising in Europe after months with shutting down. Recognition after half a year with the plague is that we only get back our normal lives when we have the VACCINE.
legendary the race between Scott and Amundsen to reach the south Pole for just over 100 years ago are just blueberries against our time-race, even though it was one of Europe's newest and poorest nation, which measured forces with the world's largest empire. Even the race for olympic glory gets whew, also when Russia went all-in, and cheated out of olympic glory when they had the winter OLYMPICS at home in 2014. For the race for the cure is the race, if one does not expect the european great power race 100 years ago that ended in disaster 1. world war.
All is with. USA, the EU, China, Russia. Research groups worldwide are working towards the same goal. But as much as this is the medicine, then it is politics. The vaccine is the subject of a stormakts-rivalry, Russia has among other things been accused of having hacked western research. But unlike an arms race, so is this a race about soft values, about human feelings and sympathies. And it is the business. The world's stock exchanges have taken back much of the lost from when the plague came, on the just expectations of a vaccine that will save the world economy.
Question been asked, seriously. Can the race for the cure to change the global power structures? Can a superpower unable to cope with the challenges, the united STATES, be applied to a banesår of China, simply because kadaverdisiplinen in China are better equipped to cope with the plague than the private health insurance in the united STATES? China has already started a vaksineringsprogram for its recruits.
When Russia now says that they have an effective vaccine, so there are plenty of skeptics who warn. Is the vaccine adequately tested for both the side effect and effect? Is medicine forced forward for political pressure to be first in the race. Scepticism from western scientists are still big, so it has been all the time, and to progress in the Russian-vaccination-work.
But seen that Russia has the right? And that Putin is not only sending his one daughter, but also himself into in the first frontavsnitt in the race for the cure? Then we must believe that it is secure? And what then?
who will Russia in that case, sell his triumph in soft power? To Europe that has pushed the country down in a morass of sanctions? Rival during The cold war, the united STATES? To China, which is a kind of ideological ally in the conflict with both the united STATES and the EUROPEAN union on both the power and, for example, the understanding of the universal character?
Or they will just sell to whoever pays the best? If Russia were to win the race by a good margin, as there are almost no limits to what Putin can wish for - and get - in godteposen. And soft power can easily become hard power.You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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