Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine could be rolled out globally as Putin gets unspecified jab | The World

About This Source - ABC News (Australia)

The video item below is from ABC News (Australia). ABC News is a public news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Recent from ABC News (Australia):

  • Singapore ant causing big problems in Queensland, chewing through car and home wiring | ABC News
  • Government to pay extra incentives to rural doctors in federal budget bid to fix shortage | ABC News
  • Australian permanent resident dies in India after contracting COVID-19 | ABC News
  • ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine could be rolled out globally as Putin gets unspecified jab | The World” – below is their description.

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has apparently received his COVID-19 vaccination using an unspecified Russian-made vaccine. A Putin spokesman says they chose not to reveal which vaccine the president had, saying all three Russian vaccines are reliable and effective. Dr Muhammad Munir from Lancaster University tells The World despite the skepticism surrounding the Sputnik V vaccine, it still has the potential to be rolled out globally.

    ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Australia

    Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.

    7 Recent Items: Australia

  • Top 3 Environmentally Friendly Products | Shark Tank AUS
  • Travel’s green list: We answer your questions about summer holidays, Portugal and Australia
  • Sharing wild Australian landscapes for a cause – BBC News
  • Six rescued in Bondi house fire | 9 News Australia
  • Coronavirus: Companies predicted to keep flexible work arrangements | 9 News Australia
  • Coronavirus: NSW records no new COVID-19 cases | 9 News Australia
  • Young boy and father escape horror crash at Echunga in Adelaide Hills | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Should Canada do more to help South Asia during the pandemic?
  • What you need to know about Manitoba’s new three-week lockdown
  • Covid-19: How bats are helping the Natural History Museum to try to solve origins of the pandemic
  • Bar Owner Arrested For Selling Fake Vaccine Cards
  • EU Opposition to U.S. Vaccine Plan Grows With Macron Broadside
  • In This Story: Putin

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and a former officer of the KGB who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

    5 Recent Items: Putin

  • Putin says Russia’s Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines are as safe as the AK-47
  • What is the ‘Great Game’ between Russia and the United States? | The Bottom Line
  • Russia’s escalation at the Ukraine border: Show of force or a failed threat to the West? | DW News
  • Many Russians get extra time off to curb spread
  • What’s next for Russia’s opposition movement? | Inside Story
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

  • Victory Day parade rehearsals take place in and above Moscow
  • RT takes to skies with helicopter crew rehearsing for Victory Day
  • Efforts to end Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan dispute with Russia as mediator
  • In This Story: Sputnik V

    Gam-COVID-Vac, trade-named Sputnik V, is a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and registered on 11 August 2020 by the Russian Ministry of Health. It has been approved for distribution in Russia.

    The phase III trial for Gam-COVID-Vac was registered on 28 August 2020, and is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-centre clinical trial involving 40,000 volunteers. The phase III trial is scheduled to run until May 2021.

    On 5 December 2020, Russia began mass vaccinations in Moscow, with 70 clinics inoculating those most at risk from the virus. Health workers and teachers were said to have priority in the first mass immunisation programme. People who had received injections in the last 30 days or had respiratory diseases in the previous two weeks were excluded, as well as those with certain chronic illnesses, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

    2 Recent Items: Sputnik V

  • Covid-19: How Concerning is India’s ‘Double-Mutant’ Variant?
  • Brazilian governors demand that health authority authorize the Sputnik V COVID jab
  • In This Story: Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician and a former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously being in the office from 1999 until 2008. He was also Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

    4 Recent Items: Vladimir Putin

  • Putin says Russia’s Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines are as safe as the AK-47
  • What is the ‘Great Game’ between Russia and the United States? | The Bottom Line
  • Russia’s escalation at the Ukraine border: Show of force or a failed threat to the West? | DW News
  • Many Russians get extra time off to curb spread
  • Leave a Comment