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Russian vaccine Sputnik V not to be registered in Ukraine – Stepanov

Russian vaccine against Sputnik V will not be registered in Ukraine, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said. “One political force has arranged some kind of hysteria over the registration of the Russian vaccine. I can immediately say that no one will register the Russian vaccine in the country,” he said at a briefing on Friday. Also, Stepanov urged not to listen

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If decision made to return adaptive quarantine, changes to take effect in seven days – PM

The Health Ministry of Ukraine is considering the possibility of introducing adaptive quarantine depending on the incidence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in different regions, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said at a conference call on preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease. “The indicators that we see today in terms of the number of cases, hospitalized and those who recovered indicate

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Covid vaccine: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

The world faces a “catastrophic moral failure” because of unequal Covid vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get injections before vulnerable people in poorer states. He said over 39 million vaccine doses had been given in 49 richer

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Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective

A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective in Brazilian clinical trials, according to the latest results released by researchers. It shows the vaccine is significantly less effective than previous data suggested – barely over the 50% needed for regulatory approval. The Chinese vaccine is one of two that the Brazilian government has lined

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As Ukraine looks to China for Covid-19 vaccine, Kiev reveals it won’t accept Russian Sputnik V – even if it’s approved by WHO

By Jonny Tickle Ukraine’s foreign minister has revealed that Kiev does not intend to buy the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, even if its effectiveness is confirmed by regulators, and accused Moscow of caring more about propaganda than people. Speaking to TV channel 1+1, Dmitry Kuleba said that the “propaganda capabilities of Sputnik V far exceed its real capabilities and

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Worldwide vaccine deficiency is Ukraine’s chance to become powerful player by setting up its production, – political expert

According to Mykhailo Chaplyga, Viktor Medvedchuk’s proposal to produce a vaccine at a Ukrainian plant is a chance for Ukraine to become a powerful player in the world market The whole world is experiencing a shortage of coronavirus vaccine. For Ukraine, this is a chance to become a powerful player in the global pharmaceutical market. Political expert Mykhailo Chaplyga commented

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WHO lists Pfizer vaccine for emergency use

The WHO’s review found Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine met the “must-have” criteria for safety and efficacy benefits outweigh its risks The World Health Organization has listed Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. This is reported on the WHO website. This is the first time that a Covid-19 vaccine has been added to the WHO list. The WHO’s review found Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine met

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Putin battles to sell Russia’s vaccine in new rift with West

Russian officials blame Sputnik’s difficulties on bias Russia is accusing the West of maligning its achievements in the global race to defeat Covid-19 as attempts to win key markets for its Sputnik V vaccine run up against the demands of regulators. “We understand the game,” Kirill Dmitriev, chief executive officer of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which backed Sputnik V’s

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Covid-19: Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine approved for use in UK

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, with the first doses due to be given on Monday amid rising coronavirus cases. The UK has ordered 100 million doses – enough to vaccinate 50 million people. This will cover the entire population, when combined with the full order of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

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Moscow Clinic Seeks to Bring Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines to Russia

A medical clinic in Moscow plans to be the first to bring two leading western-developed coronavirus vaccines to Russia, the clinic’s head told Forbes Russia on Tuesday. The Hadassah Clinic is working to bring the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to Russia as soon as it becomes possible, its head Evgeny Tugolukov said. The clinic belongs to the Skolkovo medical network,

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Zhang Zhan: China jails citizen journalist for Wuhan reports

A Chinese citizen journalist who covered Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak has been jailed for four years. Zhang Zhan was found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a frequent charge against activists. The 37-year-old former lawyer was detained in May, and has been on hunger strike for several months. Her lawyers say she is in poor health. Ms Zhang is one

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Lancet Publishes German Doctors’ Navalny Treatment Report

The medical journal The Lancet has published Tuesday a case report detailing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s treatment in Germany following his poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent. Doctors at Berlin’s Charité clinic, where Navalny was flown two days after falling suddenly ill on a flight in Siberia in August, diagnosed him with severe poisoning. Germany announced two weeks later

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Ukraine not included in list of priority countries for receiving vaccines against COVID-19, but guided by principle of its safety – President’s Office

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine had lost its position in the world and Europe in terms of the priority of countries for receiving the vaccine against COVID-19, but despite this, the state “primarily bases its decision on choosing a safe vaccine,” the press service of the President’s Office said. “I’ll try to explain to you everything that’s

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It is All in the Headline: the Subtle Art of Information Manipulation

Pro-Kremlin media are drumming up support for the Sputnik V vaccine by creating the perception that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has initiated negotiations with the developer of the Russian vaccine, the Gamaleya Centre. A Moldova-based fact-checking website StopFals(opens in a new tab) found that multiple(opens in a new tab) pro-Kremlin media outlets carried a story claiming that the European

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Russia to Freeze-Dry Coronavirus Vaccine to Avoid Distribution Challenges – Reuters

Russia will transition to primarily freeze-dried doses of its coronavirus vaccine by spring as a workaround to the logistical challenges of transporting liquid doses at controlled temperatures, Reuters reported Monday.  The Sputnik V vaccine’s liquid form must be stored at minus 18 degrees Celsius or below to maintain its stated 92% efficacy. Vaccine storage and transport issues have become a

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Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent A new vaccine that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from US company Moderna shows. The results come hot on the heels of similar results from Pfizer, and add to growing confidence that vaccines can help end the pandemic. Both companies used a highly innovative and experimental approach to designing their

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Russian doctor vaccinated against COVID-19 tests positive for coronavirus

One of the doctors in Russia’s Kuzbass region who was among the first ones to receive the Russian coronavirus vaccine became ill with COVID-19, said the Kuzbass Deputy Health Minister Elena Selenina. . “We have one case of a medical worker being infected with COVID-19 after vaccination with the first dose of the two-component vaccine,” she said, as cited by local

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WHO could add Russia’s Sputnik V to list of recommended vaccines

That is possible if the medication meets all due requirements The World Health Organization (WHO) will put Russia-made vaccine Sputnik V on the list of the recommended vaccines for urgent use – as long as it meets the necessary requirements. The WHO press office reported that, quoted by RIA Novosti news agency. “The WHO contacted Gamalei research and development institute

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Vaccinated Siberian Medics Get Coronavirus

At least three medics who received Russia’s vaunted Sputnik V vaccine have contracted the coronavirus in Siberia as part of a vaccination drive of at-risk groups, regional authorities said Tuesday. The adenovirus vector-based vaccine’s developer had previously suggested that recipients infected with Covid-19 may have received a placebo during final clinical trials. Authorities are administering Sputnik V to a select

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Medvedchuk: World has no other vaccines against Covid-19 but Russian. Ukrainian authorities should start talks on admission of vaccine in Ukraine

He reminded that the presidents of Russia and Belarus agreed on the joint production of Sputnik-5 vaccine in the territory of Belarus If the current authorities really took care of the health of their citizens, they would have purchased already the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus as it is the only one in the whole world as Chairman of Political

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Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine Faces Production Problems, Putin Says

Russia’s coronavirus vaccine faces equipment shortages that could delay it from entering mass production, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday as reports suggested that developers have paused clinical trials due to the shortages. Staff at eight of the 25 trial clinics in Moscow said that they temporarily halted the vaccination of new volunteers with Sputnik V, Reuters reported Thursday, citing some

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This week’s Russian propaganda: Ukraine to smuggle Russian vaccine via EU as British vaccine turns people into monkeys

Six real sandworms and fake monkey vaccines On Monday the US Justice Department indicted six GRU officers working for Unit 74455. According to the Justice Department, the Unit, dubbed in the media as “Sandworm,” is responsible for at least one billion dollars in damages. The indictment further concedes that the group “deployed destructive malware and took other disruptive actions, for the strategic

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U.S. Trashes Faulty Russian Ventilators From Virus Aid Package – Reports

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has thrown out ventilators shipped from Russia this spring as part of a coronavirus aid exchange, BuzzFeed News reported Monday.  FEMA said in May that it had mothballed the 45 Aventa-M ventilators after they were blamed for two fires that killed seven coronavirus patients in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The agency said it

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Ukraine won’t buy Russian coronavirus vaccine, health minister assures

Ukraine will not buy Russian vaccine allegedly for COVID-19 as it has not undergone all stages of clinical trials. According to Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov, there is no evidence that Russian vaccine has undergone all stages of clinical trials, especially the third one. “To date, it is not even a subject for discussion: to buy Russian vaccine or

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