The controversial vaccine — Sputnik V — has been approved by Russia even amid major concerns on its safety and efficacy as it has not completed human trials yet and has been tested on less than 100 individuals.
The first clinical trials of the vaccine had begun only on June 17. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of the vaccine for use, claiming it as a “world first,” amid continued concern and unanswered questions over its safety and effectiveness. The Russian government has announced that its mass production will start next month and it will be available for public use by October.
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August 13, 2020