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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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Does Russian coronavirus vaccine work and will Ukraine buy it?

The question to the Ukrainian authorities about why not use the Russian vaccine, if it will help save lives, arises more and more often Warning! This article contains nothing but pro Russian filth. Recently, Russia announced that it is ready to begin supplying its coronavirus vaccine to Ukraine. Covid is gaining momentum in our country: in per capita terms, we

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Leading Scientists Question ‘Highly Improbable’ Russian Vaccine Results Published in Lancet

“It’s like if you throw a dice and you get exactly the same sequence of numbers several times.” A group of prominent scientists and doctors has questioned the results of Russia’s research into a Covid-19 vaccine. The group said there are a number of unexplained apparent duplications in Russia’s data — published in scientific journal The Lancet Friday — concerning

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Elderly Coronavirus Vaccine Recipients ‘Healthy,’ Russian Developer Says

Elderly scientists who helped develop Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine have not reported adverse effects after being injected, the head of the research institute behind the inoculation told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency Wednesday. Sputnik V’s registration last month as the world’s first coronavirus vaccine before large-scale clinical trials has sparked questions over its effectiveness and safety. Experts have

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COVID-19 in Ukraine: Record-breaking 1,967 new infections, 28 dead, 44,522 active cases

Ukraine has recorded a new record of 1,967 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as of 9 a.m. on Aug. 19. There are currently 44,522 active cases across the country, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov. In the past 24 hours, Ukraine has recorded 28 deaths from COVID-19, a record 463 patients have been hospitalized and 812 people

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China has issued the first patent for the COVID-19 vaccine, although it has not yet been tested in humans

During research, the drug showed good results when tested on mice and guinea pigs. The State Intellectual Property Office of China has issued the first patent for the vaccine from COVID-19. It was received by the Academy of Military Medical Sciences of the People’s Liberation Army and CanSino Biologics, Xinhua reports . The Ad5-nCoV vaccine was developed by a team of scientists led by

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Philippines leader Duterte may be injected with Russian Covid-19 vaccine as early as May 2021 – spokesperson

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte could receive a Russian-made vaccine for the novel coronavirus next year, his spokesperson has said. Duterte previously expressed interest in testing out the promising drug himself. Duterte’s spokesperson, Harry Roque, told reporters that the president would be inoculated with the Russian vaccine as early as May 1, 2021, if the treatment is approved by the country’s

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Spain wants to ban smoking in public places to prevent spread of coronavirus

The ban will take effect this Thursday and will affect all of Galicia The executive body of the autonomous region of Galicia in northern Spain is developing rules that prohibit smoking on the street and in public places, since this addiction can contribute to the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus infection. The President of the Government of Galicia Alberto Nunez

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Philippines’ Duterte Says Will Be Russia Vaccine ‘Guinea Pig’ as Talks Begin

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be a guinea pig for a controversial Russian coronavirus vaccine, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerged as a frontrunner for overseas clinical trials. Moscow says it has developed the world’s first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the virus and is in the final stage of tests involving 2,000 people. However, Western scientists

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The latest in the COVID-19 vaccine race

Scientists around the world are working at an accelerated pace to test different types of vaccines that could help to stop the spread of COVID-19. Originally published 24 March 2020, updated 6 August 2020 When candidate vaccines make it to human clinical trials, they first go through phase 1 trials primarily to test the vaccine’s safety, determine dosages and identify any potential side

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China imposes sanctions on Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as diplomatic spat escalates

China’s foreign ministry said it would impose retaliatory sanctions against 11 American politicians and civil society leaders, including US senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, starting on Monday. It follows the Trump administration’s move on Friday to impose sanctions on 11 top Hong Kong and Chinese officials whom it accused of curtailing political freedoms in the city. Mr Cruz and

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Coronavirus: Russian spies target Covid-19 vaccine research

Russian hackers are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada, security services have warned. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the hackers “almost certainly” operated as “part of Russian intelligence services”. It did not specify which organisations had been targeted, or whether any information had been stolen. But it said vaccine

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Putin and Xi Attack Attempts to Blame China for Late Virus Response

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday rejected as counterproductive attempts to blame Beijing for delaying informing the world about the coronavirus, the Kremlin said. Putin and Xi spoke after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration berated China for not sharing data more quickly.  Washington is also investigating the origins of the coronavirus — which has killed

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