CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Russian “Chernobyl II” Coronavirus Vaccine: “I’ll Pass”


CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday called a Russian coronavirus vaccine proclaimed “Chernobyl II,” the host of “Mad Money” adding that he would take “a tough pass” if offered.”Are you going to take a Russian vaccine? “Squawk on the Street” host David Faber asked.

“Now we’re really talking about a huge leap of faith. A Russian vaccine, which I think they dubbed it ‘Chernobyl II’, ”Cramer replied, referring to the 1986 crash at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine. ” I will come. . ”

“Is it a difficult pass?” an amused Faber followed him.

“It’s a tough pass,” Cramer said. “Chernobyl hard-pass. ”

“My favorite is that it got approved, even though it didn’t pass the tests,” Faber noted.

“Easy to come, easy to come,” Cramer joked.

U.S. markets responded positively to Russia’s vaccine news on Tuesday, regardless of questions about its reliability and possible side effects, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossing the 28,000 mark for the first time since before the pandemic started shutting down American businesses and schools in March. .

“A vaccine against the coronavirus was recorded for the first time in the world this morning”, said the Russian president Vladimir PoutineVladimir Vladimirovich Putin Not a pretty picture: Money laundering and the US art market Blumenthal calls for declassification of documents detailing the Russian threat to US elections Trump dismisses the idea that Russia is denigrating Biden: “Nobody ‘was harder on Russia than me »MORE said earlier on state television. “I know it works quite effectively, it forms stable immunity. ”

Putin also said that one of his adult daughters took the vaccine, which he said resulted in a slightly higher temperature after each dose.

“Now she feels good,” he added.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar later said officials were prioritizing both the safety of a vaccine under development in the United States and its effectiveness.

“The point is not to be the first with a vaccine, the point is to have a vaccine that is safe and effective for the American people and the people of the world,” Azar said.


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