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Reality bites for Putin's much-hyped COVID-19 vaccine, as concerns over efficacy and safety linger

1 month ago   |   By WTAE

As the second wave of COVID-19 hits Russia - with record numbers of new infections and deaths - the vaccine, named Sputnik V, is far from being widely available to the general public.
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Russia applies for WHO emergency use tag for its COVID-19 vaccine

Russia applies for WHO emergency use tag for its COVID-19 vaccine

1 month ago   |   By National Post

The Russian Direct Investment Fund has submitted applications to the World Health Organization for an Emergency Use Listing and prequalification of its coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Tuesday.
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Russia becomes one of first nations to apply to WHO for registration of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

Russia becomes one of first nations to apply to WHO for registration of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

1 month ago   |   By RT

Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for the early prequalification and registration of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, which would make it available globally sooner.
Russia's Direct Investment Fund has filed the application with the WHO to include the Sputnik V vaccine in its Emergency Use Listing program allowing for its accelerated prequalification, the sovereign wealth fund said in a statement .
“The Russian Federation was the first in the world to register a vaccine against the coronavirus, Sputnik V, which was created on a safe, effective and well-studied platform...
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