Russian labs race to find a covid-19 vaccine by fall, but concerns raised about fast-track methods

In Russia's push to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, researchers have tested formulas on themselves, members of the military have been selected for trials and some officials are claiming that a breakthrough could be just months away.

"There are still too many questions to give you time predictions," said the head of Russia's consumer health regulator, Anna Popova, speaking on a panel Thursday.

"We all want it now, but I know we won't get it by tomorrow." she said at an event hosted by theValdai Discussion Club, a Moscow-based think tank. "We all want to get there as quickly as possible without violating the ethical rules."