Western scientists skeptical of Russian vaccine for COVID-19 | WNT

President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday that Russia had registered for the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine and plans for mass injections by October, despite reportedly scant testing.

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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

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  • 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

  • Ukraine border: Leaders call for Putin to pull back troops
  • Ukraine border: Leaders call for Putin to pull back troops
  • Russia Expels 10 U.S. Diplomats, Imposes Sanctions in Tit-for-Tat Response
  • US imposes new sanctions on Russia, expels diplomats – latest update
  • White House says sweeping sanctions against Russia the result of their “unacceptable actions”
  • 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

  • U.S. Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations, Russia Gets Sanctioned: This Week’s News | Tonight Show
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  • 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

  • US imposes new sanctions on Russia, expels diplomats – latest update
  • Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma appears in video call with Putin
  • Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma appears in video call with Putin
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