17:12 GMT11 April 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V is quite effective, top US health official and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said on Monday.

    “The Russian one I believe is quite effective,” Fauci said on the Hugh Hewitt radio show when asked whether he trusted COVID-19 vaccines from Russia and China. “The data on the Russian vaccine, I've taken a look at some of the reports, it looks pretty good."

    Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has been registered in 55 countries. 

    In August 2020, Russia became the first country in the world to register a vaccine against the coronavirus, dubbed Sputnik V, and developed by the Gamaleya research institute with financial support from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

    According to the analysis of phase 3 clinical trials of Sputnik V, published by The Lancet medical journal, Sputnik V has 91.6 percent efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19.

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    vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Sputnik V, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
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