Russia coronavirus vaccine more than 90 % effective, says Official

The Russian vaccine against the novel coronavirus has been effective in more than 90 per cent of individuals vaccinated in a trial study of 16,000 volunteers, the producer said on Wednesday.

Based on the numbers of those individuals who contracted the virus after being vaccinated or given a placebo, “the Sputnik V vaccine had an efficacy rate of 92 per cent,” the producer said in a statement.

That rate is on par with an experimental vaccine developed by U.S pharma giant Pfizer and German firm BioNTech, the trial results of which were announced earlier this week.

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Russia was the first country to approve its coronavirus vaccine for widespread use by the public, registering the Sputnik V vaccine in August.

Developed by the state’s Gamaleya research centre, the vaccine was named Sputnik after the world’s first man-made satellite, sent into orbit by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, a triumph in the space race with rival superpower the United States.



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The party also said that immediately the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee was put in place after the NWC’s dissolution, the crises that had characterised its affairs were laid to rest.


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