Sputnik V: Russia says allegations coronavirus vaccine is unsafe are ‘groundless’

Sputnik V: Russia says allegations coronavirus vaccine is unsafe are ‘groundless’

Russia said on Wednesday the first batch of its Covid-19 vaccine would be ready for some medics within two weeks and rejected safety concerns over Moscow’s rapid approval of the drug as ‘groundless’. Health minister Mikhail Murashko said the vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute would be administered on a voluntary basis. The vaccine, named Sputnik V, has not yet completed its final trials. Only about 10% of clinical trials are successful and some scientists fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety
‘They’ve jumped the gun’: scientists worry about Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine


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