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International COVID-19 vaccine poll shows higher mistrust of Russia, China shots

International COVID-19 vaccine poll shows higher mistrust of Russia, China shots

KATE KELLAND  PEOPLE across the world are generally likely to say yes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine but would be more distrustful of shots made in China or Russia than those developed in Germany or the United States, an international poll has showed. The survey, conducted by the polling company YouGov and shared exclusively with Reuters, found Britons and Danes were the most willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them, while the French and Poles were more likely to be hesitant. The poll was based on questions put to almost 19,000 people. It also found…
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Russian vaccine can deal with mutations

Russian vaccine can deal with mutations

A Russian trial testing the effectiveness of revaccination with the Sputnik V shot to protect against new mutations of the coronavirus is producing strong results, researchers have said. Last month President Vladimir Putin ordered a review by March 15 of Russian-produced vaccines for their effectiveness against new variants spreading in different parts of the world. "(A) recent study carried out by the Gamaleya Centre in Russia showed that revaccination with Sputnik V vaccine is working very well against new coronavirus mutations, including the UK and South African strains of coronavirus," said Denis Logunov, a deputy director of the centre, which…
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Ghana approves Russia’s vaccine

Ghana approves Russia’s vaccine

Russia's RDIF sovereign wealth fund has announced that Ghana had granted emergency authorisation for the use of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, becoming the 31st country to do so, and the fifth African state. The Russian vaccine was approved by the West African country's health ministry, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said in a statement.
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