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Russia’s death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 50,000

Russia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus has surpassed 50,000, authorities said on Saturday. A total of 585 more deaths pushed the toll up to 50,374, while infections surged by 28,209 to reach 2.8 million, according to latest data. Russia’s overall tally is the fourth highest in the world, behind the US, India, and Brazil. […]

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Oxford-AstraZeneca and Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine COCKTAIL mixture clinical trials announced

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca’s Russian branch will use part of Russia’s homemade Sputnik V vaccine in further clinical trials, a major sign of recognition for a jab that has been viewed with scepticism by the West. Russia was one of the first countries to announce the development of a coronavirus vaccine, which it named Sputnik V […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin ORDERS large-scale vaccination drive against Covid-19 from next week

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered his government to start large-scale vaccinations against Covid-19 from next week. Russia became the first country in the world to approve its coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, in August, authorizing the treatment for public use even before crucial Phase 3 trials were conducted. The move drew criticism from scientific […]

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Russians to get COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccine for FREE, while the world can buy it for less than $20

Russia’s COVID-19 Sputnik V vaccine will cost less than $20 per person on international markets and will be free of charge for Russian citizens, according to a statement on the official Sputnik V Twitter account. Kirill Dmitriev, head of Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund said that the price would be significantly lower than rivals with […]

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Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective in protecting people from COVID-19: Russia Says

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, the country’s sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday. Russia’s results are only the second from a late-stage human trial, following on swiftly from data released on Monday by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech, which said their shot was also […]