Russia Says Its Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine 95% Effective

Henrietta Brewer
November 25, 2020

The rich who can afford the vaccine and drug pushers "who destroy the country" would not qualify for free vaccination, the President said. To minimise disruptions to routine immunisation programmes due to the operations related to the Covid-19 vaccines and syringes, UNICEF and partners will continue to coordinate closely with logistics operators for timely delivery around the world.

"A lot of those people in those jobs are our Black and brown communities and so we are going to make sure that they are included in that first phase 1a", she said.

"I think it's important that we don't change behavior exclusively on the basis of vaccination", he said.

Russian Federation drew global criticism for giving Sputnik V regulatory approval in early August, even though it was yet to complete advanced testing among tens of thousands of people, required to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine before it is given widely.


That's enough for the highest-risk groups including healthcare personnel, nursing home residents, essential workers, and the medically vulnerable - the "phase 1a/b/c" laid out by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

With early rave reviews of its vaccine in hand, Moderna is also bringing on a new contract manufacturer to chip in on finishing work on the shot. The book suggests that "some vaccines may be available by early 2021".

The allocation method will likely be pro rata based on the population of the jurisdiction, Butler said during the APHA/NAM briefing.

Dr Redfield also said that these kinds of household gatherings - not schools - are fueling the latest surge in coronavirus cases during his Tuesday interview on the Daily Briefing on Fox.


Production of a new freeze-dried form of the vaccine, which means it can be stored in a fridge and is easier to distribute, was also under way, he said, something he said he believed would make it attractive for countries in Africa and Asia. That's a "big differentiator of our product", he said on CNBC.

He pointed out how the worldwide community must set a new standard for access, as "the urgency with which vaccines have been developed must be matched by the same urgency to distribute them fairly". "The price of Sputnik V will be much lower", said a tweet from the official Twitter handle of Sputnik V on Sunday. But if there are no major delays, seven different products should be available by the coming spring.

States and USA territories are in charge of how the coronavirus vaccine will be distributed to their populations.

With the pharmaceutical companies worldwide preparing up for the Coronavirus vaccines, UNICEF leaves no stone to deliver the vaccines safely and efficiently worldwide.


The phase 3 study is testing the vaccine, developed by the state-backed Gamaleya Research Center, in 40,000 people. "If they're offered a vaccine, they should be thankful that they have that opportunity".

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