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Russia approves 2nd Coronavirus Vaccine

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All Round View (Peshawar): Russia approved its second coronavirus vaccine, President Vladimir Putin announced. “Novosibirsk’s Vektor [State Virology and Biotechnology Center] has submitted the second Russian coronavirus vaccine,” Putin said on a video conference.

Health officials have so far declined to answer questions about EpiVacCorona’s initial trial results or the approval process, saying that they were reviewing the vaccine for safety and quality.

Vektor is a former Soviet bioweapons research lab and, in addition to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is one of two sites in the world that house smallpox stockpiles. Vektor also houses Ebola samples.

Putin approved Russia’s first Covid-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V in a nod to the Soviet launch of the world’s first satellite, on Aug. 11. Sputnik V began large-scale trials on 40,000 volunteers in September. Its developer, the Moscow-based Gamaleya research center, is expected to wrap up the Phase 3 trials sometime around summer 2021.

 

 

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