West changes its tune on Sputnik V, as study shows jab is 91% effective

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    Recent clinical-trials results published by British medical journal the Lancet show the Russian Sputnik V jab delivers 91.6 percent efficacy. Even though the scientists who developed it have long been insisting it was safe and effective, that didn’t stop a wave of criticism in the West. In the light of the latest study, RT explains how even some staunch critics are now singing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to the Russian jab.

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    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.

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