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Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

 

Last updated 8/11/2020 at 10:14am



VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA

Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international skepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in dozens of people.

President Vladimir Putin announced the Health Ministry's approval and said one of his two adult daughters already was inoculated. He said the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and was shown to provide lasting immunity to the coronavirus, although Russian authorities have offered no proof to back up claims of safety or...



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