The United Nations (UN) health agency will not give any COVID-19 vaccines unless they are proven safe and effective, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Friday, September 4, in Switzerland. Russia and China have been using their own experimental vaccines in their respective countries, but Ghebreyesus tells the public that WHO will only provide vaccines that are tested and licensed. Some countries like Britain, however, allow the use of COVID-19 vaccines for emergency purposes, as long as they pass quality check. In Russia, doctors have been testing its vaccine known as Sputnik V to about 40,000 people, including Russian President Vladimir Putin’s daughter and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. It is also the first country in the world to introduce and test a COVID-19 vaccine in August.