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Russia’s Vektor State Enterprise, a former Soviet-era bioweapons lab that has developed a new and yet-to-be-proven coronavirus vaccine, shown in 2018.
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Skepticism Greets Putin’s Announcement Of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine
Last month, CNN reported that Russian teachers, meant to be among the first to received Sputnik V, were not eager to take the vaccine. Russia’s teachers union even started an online petition calling on its members to refuse the vaccination until clinical trials are complete.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 23,000 people have died in Russia from COVID-19 and it ranks fourth in the world for confirmed infections after the U.S., India and Brazil.
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