After trials on two groups of volunteers, Russia’s Gamaleya Research Centre announced it has created the first vaccine against COVID-19. According to Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, the first batch of the drug, known as "Sputnik-V", will be produced in 2 weeks and delivered for voluntary vaccination in Russian hospitals.
The vaccine is a two-component treatment based on the human adenovirus, which, according to scientists, makes people develop immunity to the virus for at least two years.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus showed a final proof of more than 90 percent after analysis of three control points of clinical trials, the vaccine's official Twitter said Monday.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - A total of 17 volunteers have received the first dose of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V during the second trial phase conducted at the Indian Noble Hospital in the western city of Pune, Noble Hospital's Head of Clinical Research Department S. K. Raut told ANI news agency on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Hungary will receive the first samples of Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V already next week, Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov told Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Kremlin cannot assess the efficiency of Russian vaccines against the coronavirus but trusts expert conclusions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, pointing to President Vladimir Putin's appreciation of the registered vaccines.
GENEVA (Sputnik) - The World Health Organization (WHO) may add Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V to the list of recommended vaccines for emergency use if the drug meets necessary criteria, the organization said in a statement.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V has demonstrated 92 percent efficacy based on the first interim analysis that was obtained 21 days after volunteers received the first injection, according to the press release published in the official Twitter account of the vaccine.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) expects the interim data on the efficacy of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to be published in November, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev said Monday.
MINSK (Sputnik) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and his Belarusian counterpart, Roman Golovchenko, have discussed the ongoing clinical trials of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the Belarusian government press service informed in a statement.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Jerusalem-located Hadassah Medical Center has ordered 1.5 million doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Israeli media reported on Thursday, citing the hospital's CEO, Zeev Rotstein.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is ready to cooperate on vaccination by its Sputnik V vaccine on the platform of the Council of Europe, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday.
There is no plan to introduce a nationwide lockdown despite a surge in coronavirus infections in Russia, as the government perfectly understands what steps need to be taken, President Vladimir Putin said at the Russia Calling investment forum.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - The Dr Reddy's Laboratories pharmaceutical company, which was just given a green light to begin trials of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 in India, said on Wednesday that its IT systems had been attacked by hackers earlier in the month, possibly resulting in a breach of personal data.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Tuesday it had applied to the World Health Organisation for pre-qualification and accelerated registration of coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, according to a press release issued Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's research centre Vector has already launched production of its coronavirus vaccine EpiVacCorona, the head of the national public health watchdog, Anna Popova, said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - It is necessary to roll out vaccination against the coronavirus across the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's research centre Vector is working on a combined vaccine that would protect both against flu and COVID-19, Director Rinat Maksyutov said on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The criticism of the Russian anti-coronavirus vaccine Sputnik-V is of political nature, as, from the scientific point of view, it is an excellent vaccine, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez told the VTV broadcaster.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than half of Brazilian citizens are ready to get vaccinated against the new coronavirus infection with a Russian-made vaccine, CNN Brasil broadcaster reported, citing a fresh survey by Real-time Big Data.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud have discussed the countries' cooperation in combating the coronavirus pandemic, including prospects of using Russian-made vaccine Sputnik V over phone talks, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Arab Emirates approved phase III clinical trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Monday.