Why won't the West embrace Russia’s highly effective covid-19 vaccine?

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By Graham Lawton

 Photo by Alexei Druzhinin/AP/Shutterstock (12536354a) Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev gestures portion    speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their gathering  successful  Moscow, Russia. Dmitriev said Russia plans to supply  up   to 300 cardinal  doses of its Sputnik vaccine to the U.N.-backed initiative, COVAX, erstwhile  the vaccine is approved by the World Health Organization Virus Outbreak Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation - 01 Apr 2021

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund that backed the developers of the Sputnik V vaccine

Photo by Alexei Druzhinin/AP/Shutterstock

The Sputnik V covid-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology successful Moscow, has been taxable to scepticism since August 2020, erstwhile it became the archetypal registered covid-19 vaccine successful immoderate country. In October 2021, UK paper The Sun ran a communicative alleging that Russian spies had stolen the formula for the Oxford/Astra Zeneca covid-19 vaccine and utilized it to make Sputnik V.

The assertion was tiresomely acquainted …

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