Scepticism in Western countries around Russia’s vaccine reflects politics not science – the Sputnik V vaccine has the highest protection against symptomatic disease of any covid-19 vaccine

By Graham Lawton

he Sputnik V covid-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, has been subject to scepticism since August 2020, when it became the first registered covid-19 vaccine in any country. In October 2021, UK newspaper The Sun ran a story alleging that Russian spies had stolen the formula for the Oxford/Astra Zeneca covid-19 vaccine and used it to create Sputnik V.

The claim was tiresomely familiar …

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2301260-why-wont-the-west-embrace-russias-highly-effective-covid-19-vaccine/#ixzz7FJNLTtD9

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