Russia: Sputnik vaccine is 92% effective against coronavirus

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    Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results. Data from Moscow is hot on the heels of American company Pfizer’s own early results showing similar effectiveness levels.

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