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03 February 2021

Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is safe and 92% effective – The Lancet

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“A lot of people, us included, were sceptical,” says Adam Gilchrist. “The Lancet is the number one medical journal in the world.” Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is safe and 92% effective, trial results published in The Lancet shows. No trial participants fell seriously ill with Covid-19. The vaccine can be stored in a standard fridge. The Sputnik V is registered and being used in Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Argentina, Bolivia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the UAE, Iran, Uruguay, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, and Armenia. e two-dose vaccine’s exceptional efficacy held in all age groups, with protection against serious illness after one dose.

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