August 11, 2020

Russia claims first coronavirus vaccine as global cases top 20 million

Moscow (AFP) – Russia claimed Tuesday that it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, as the pandemic marked another bleak milestone with 20 million infections globally.President Vladimir Putin said that one of his own daughters had received the inoculation, dubbed “Sputnik” after the pioneering 1950s Soviet satellite.Western scientists have previously raised concerns about the speed of development of Russian vaccines, suggesting that researchers might be cutting corners.The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned any approval of the…


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