Vladimir Putin ordered the government to roll out mass vaccinations against coronavirus across the country starting next week. At the same time, sailors, doctors and teachers will be the first to receive the vaccine.
Russia is praising Sputnik V as the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine, but experts have condemned the hasty approval with unfinished clinical trials, The Daily Mail recalls. According to intermediate tests, its efficiency is 92%.
At the moment, Russia ranks fourth in the number of cases in the world. On Wednesday, the country recorded a record daily death rate of 589 people. In total, 41,053 people have died in Russia since the beginning of the epidemic.
It was on Wednesday that Putin ordered the vaccinations during an online meeting with ministers.
The Russian military said last week that 2,500 military personnel have already been vaccinated, and the number of vaccinated will increase significantly by the end of the year, with sailors in Severomorsk being photographed while vaccinated.
Sputnik V, one of two Russian-made vaccines that have received approval from domestic regulators so far, requires two injections despite the incomplete clinical trials. A third vaccine is also in the works.
According to the experts cited by the newspaper, the number of participants in the studies of this vaccine is too small.
30% vodka, 70% beets - 100% placebo
To be sure, 95% vodka and 5% vodka are better.
Yes, this is probably the same Oxford vaccine - hackers stole them.
Poor guinea pigs
Poor Russians, they have no choice at all
How lucky we are to have a "free country". In fact, we also have no choice. Russia is simply more honest.
Sputnik V is a stupid name. You should have called her Putinol.
And what happened to all those on whom the previous "Sputniks" were tested - 1, 2, 3 and 4?
Why does everyone automatically criticize the Russian vaccine, but praise the American / German vaccine?
Give it to me, I know. Because Putin is a lying idiot?
Just look at how it was approved. Bypassed a bunch of test stages.
There were trials in Salisbury
I am totally against anti-vaccines. But in this case, I will support them.
You probably haven't noticed that Russian aerospace products are much safer than their Western counterparts. For example, Soyuz has flown more than 5,000 launches without any problems, while the American Shuttle has two major accidents for 130 flights. Something seems to me that their scientists know what they are doing.
As if our vaccines were not approved in a hurry without any long-term research. I don't need any vaccine - neither Russian, nor ours!
I would prefer Russian. I suppose it will kill all germs in an 8-mile radius.
Hope their syringes aren't as rusty as their navy.
The same amount of anti-Russian propaganda is in the press. If AstraZeneca doesn't share with them, the Russians already have their own. Don't forget how Russia helped New York and Italy at the beginning of the year.
The Russians do not test on animals and volunteers. They immediately take sailors and teachers - it's cheaper. We need to take an example from them and conduct experiments on Labor deputies.
No, it's better on "Tories", for which the law is not written.
I hope they will do well and receive excellent protection from this plague.
What kind of plague is this with a recovery rate of over 99%?
Good luck everyone. There is nothing to pity them, here it is the same: we also have no choice!
Do not underestimate the scientific capabilities of Russia.
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I'm not subscribing to endless Russophobia.You cannot judge a people by their leaders. Russians are wonderful people, smart and very creative.
There are two ways, normal and Russian. But for some reason the Russians are winning.