Category Archives: Vaccine

Russia Accuses Slovak Watchdog of Sputnik V ‘Sabotage,’ Demands Return of Vaccines

Slovakia’s drug watchdog said the batch it received was not the same as well-reviewed test batches. Sputnik V’s official Twitter account on Thursday accused the Slovak Drug agency SUKL of a “disinformation campaign” against the Russian vaccine after the watchdog said the batch of 200,000 vaccines the country received differed from those reviewed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and

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Slovakia Health Minister Resigns Over Sputnik V Dispute

Slovakia’s health minister has announced his resignation after coming under pressure from the country’s four-party ruling coalition for ordering Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Reuters reported Thursday.  Slovakia became the second EU country after Hungary to purchase Sputnik V for national use, bypassing EU authorization of the jab. Prime Minister Igor Matovic ignited backlash from two coalition parties when he

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Pfizer files paperwork to register COVID-19 vaccine in Ukraine

23:45, 16.02.21 – UNIAN The process is set to be completed within a few days, health minister says. The U.S-based Pfizer has applied for the registration in Ukraine of its vaccine for COVID-19. That’s according to Minister of Health Maksy Stepanov, who spoke at a video conference organized by the American-Ukrainian Business Council. “I was informed that Pfizer had applied for registration

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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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WHO chief elaborates on COVAX Facility

23:55, 22.01.21 – UNIAN COVAX could begin delivering doses in February. Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the COVAX (the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility), the global pooled procurement mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines, may be launched as early as February. “That’s why today I’m glad to announce that COVAX has signed an agreement

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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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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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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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