Ebola is a devastating virus that spreads quickly.
He’s stole the Crimea, defeated professional hockey stars on ice and flown with migrating birds — now Vladimir Putin says he’s cured Ebola.
At a recent meeting, the Russian president said his nation’s new treatment for the incurable virus “shows high efficiency, better than those drugs, which are still used in the world,” as reported by the Russian news site Dozhd and translated by the Daily News.
Путин: Россия зарегистрировала самое эффективное лекарство от Эболы https://t.co/fF5lZtdULF
— Новости ДОЖДЯ (@tvrain_live) January 13, 2016
Russian medical authorities registered the treatment in December, but Putin revealed the Russian supremacy at a government meeting on Wednesday, the website said.
Vladimir Putin claimed credit at a cabinet meeting this week.
The former Soviets have said they were keen to cure Ebola because they believe its spread may be a form of “bioterrorism.”
Ebola workers can treat the disease, but not cure it.
The Russian announcement is likely to send shockwaves throughout the world — if it’s true. For now, the United States is suspect.
“No FDA-approved vaccine or medicine (e.g., antiviral drug) is available for Ebola,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says on its website. “Experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola are under development, but they have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness.”
Perhaps, but the Russian news site quoted Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets saying that its tests of the vaccine were “successful.”